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It's about twelve times as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.083 times 173 yards.
(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
Dinosaurs in the genus Brachiosaurus had an estimated height (at the head with neck fully extended) of up to 14 yards. A resin cast of the first Brachiosaurus specimen, owned by the Field Museum in Chicago, is currently on display at the O'Hare International Airport.
It's about one-tenth as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 173 yards is 0.08277512 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 12.08092 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-fifteenth as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 173 yards is 0.0786364 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 12.71680 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 fourteen times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.071 times 173 yards.
(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 12 yards tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 173 yards is 0.07053 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 14.180 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-fifteenth as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 173 yards is 0.0655303 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 15.260120 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-fifteenth as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 173 yards is 0.06381 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 15.670 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.