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This calculator requires the use of Javascript enabled and capable browsers. This script returns conversions for generally used horse race track distances. It also computes the AVERAGE speed of the race in both miles per hour and kilometers per hour if you correctly enter the length of the race, and if the official time of the race is entered. Select the distance factor of the race and then enter the value of the factor. For instance, if the race is 1 and a quarter miles, select miles and enter 1.25 as the value. If the race is 6 furlongs, select furlongs and enter 6. Fractional parts of a factor should be give in decimal values. A table is given (below the calculator) for such entries. You may also use our Fraction To Decimal Calculator if you wish. Enter the Official time of the race in minutes and seconds. Click on the Calculate button for the results.

While this is designed for thoroughbred horse track racing, known as the Sport Of Kings, it works just fine with other forms of horse racing as well, such as harness, Arabian or steeplechase. The important factors are the length of the track or course and the official time. Since there are NO standards for distances or the time for timed events, we have included all the possible options that we felt were probable. It also works for other forms of animal racing, such as (but not limited to) greyhounds, other dogs, ostriches, camels, donkeys, burros, turtles and pigs, with the exception that the terms, neck, length and nose are not valid. These are relatively short races, lasting for "a few minutes or less". Editor's Note: We do NOT condone cruelty to animals and in no way is this provided for use in any form of animal cruelty. Please see our Long Race Calculator.

Required Data Entry
Official Race Time minutes + seconds = total seconds

Calculated Results
Kilometers (km)
km / Hour Race Speed
Miles / Hour Race Speed
Fractional Equivalents

3/4 = .75 1/2 = .5 1/4 = .25
1/8 = .125 3/8 = .375 5/8 = .625 7/8 = .875
1/16 = .0625 3/16 = .1875 5/16 = .3125 7/16 = .4375
9/16 = .5625 11/16 = .6875 13/16 = .8125 15/16 = .9375
1 furlong = 1/8 mile

Use the Fraction To Decimal Calculator

Updated 8.15.11

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