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How long is 473 fathoms?

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It's about half as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 0.4526316 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 2.209302 times that amount.
(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 1,045 fathoms. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 2.2703 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.44047 times that amount.
(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 208.34 fathoms to its architectural peak. The spire emerging from the top of the building was originally intended to be a mooring mast for blimps whose passengers could disembark onto a landing platform on the 102nd floor of the building.
It's about two-fifths as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 0.43 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 2.32558 times that amount.
(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 1,100 fathoms. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about two-fifths as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 473 fathoms is 0.3857 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 2.593 times that amount.
(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 1,226 fathoms in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 2.67 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.375 times that amount.
(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 177 fathoms tall, including its flagpole. The Tower is the largest structure in Paris as most other buildings are governed by a zoning restriction limiting them to a height of 20.2 fathoms or less.
It's about one-third as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 0.3583333 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 2.790698 times that amount.
(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 1,320 fathoms. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 41.33333 fathoms
It's about one-third as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 0.3489 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 2.866 times that amount.
(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 1,356 fathoms in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 50 fathoms and 66.5 fathoms) in the world, having a height of 53.04 fathoms.