a length and a half [greyhound racing]

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"I was beaten a length and a half for third and had a photo finish."
What does "a length and a half" mean? Thanks.
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  • pob14

    Senior Member
    American English
    Based on Hello_Agnes's other threads, I suspect this refers to greyhound racing, not horse racing, in which case it would refer to the length of a greyhound. Hello_Agnes, you probably should give the context in every thread, because not everyone reads through each thread on this very busy board.
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