It's about 1,000 times as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, 1.40 yards is 1,020 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.00098 times that amount.(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.00137 yards. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 16.50 yards in height.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.0006698565 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 1,492.8570 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 2,090 yards. 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 one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.000636364 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 1,571.430 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 2,200 yards. 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 one-two-thousandth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.0005707 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 1,752 times that amount.(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 2,453 yards 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 one-two-thousandth as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.000530303 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 1,885.7140 times that amount.(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 2,640 yards. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 82.666670 yards
It's about one-two-thousandth as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.0005164 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 1,936 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 2,711 yards in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 100 yards and 133 yards) in the world, having a height of 106.10 yards.
It's about one-two-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The National Mall.
In other words, the length of The National Mall is 3,000 times 1.40 yards.(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 3,000 yards. On December 4th, 2008, the entirety of the Mall was declared open to the public for the first time in American history in anticipation of the estimated two million visitors to the Mall for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.