Sandown to use metric metres alongside furlongs

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Sandown is set to be the first course to trial metric metre measurements in a move that could see and end to the use of furlongs.

Racing For Change (RFC) is the group charged with trying to make horse racing more accessible to the masses and it has pushed for this test which started yesterday (July 25th).

Distance markers at the Surrey course will show metres and furlongs, while the race cards will show jockey weights in kilos, as well as the traditional stones and pounds.

RFC tried to remodel the display of betting prices in 2010 by introducing decimal odds, however, this plan was dropped as there appeared little interest in it.

"This summer, [because of the Olympics] our London racecourses are expecting a significant number of overseas visitors, as well as British families, so it makes sense to trial the use of metric information," RFC chief executive Rod Street commented.

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