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It's about one-two-hundredth as long as The Kentucky Derby
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.00545455 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 183.3330 times that amount.
(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 13,200 shaftments. 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 200 times as tall as a Golf Tee
In other words, the height of a Golf Tee is 0.005 times 72 shaftments.
The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 0.350 shaftments tall. The tee did not come into common use until it was promoted by professional golfers Walter Hagen and Joe Kirkwood, as part of a marketing effort by the patent-holder of the well-known, "Reddy Tee."
It's about one-two-hundredth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster)
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.004892 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 204.40 times that amount.
(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 14,720 shaftments 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-hundredth as long as The Belmont Stakes
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.004545455 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 220 times that amount.
(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 15,840 shaftments. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 496 shaftments
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as Steel Dragon 2000
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.004426 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 225.90 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 16,270 shaftments in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 600 shaftments and 798 shaftments) in the world, having a height of 636.50 shaftments.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as The National Mall
In other words, the length of The National Mall is 300 times 72 shaftments.
(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 20,000 shaftments. 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.
It's about one-three-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Hollywood Walk of Fame
In other words, the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 360 times 72 shaftments.
(Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, California) (approximate length)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is approximately 26,000 shaftments. Gene Autry, most famous as the singer of "Back in the Saddle Again" and as the writer and singer of "Here Comes Santa Claus," is the only entertainer to have a star in every category — film, television, recording, radio, and theater. One of Autry's stars is also one of only two stars which have been stolen from the Walk and never recovered.