Definition of backstretch
: the side opposite the homestretch on a racecourse
Examples of backstretch in a Sentence
The horses are in the backstretch.
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Friday night, Alexa Efraimson returned to Hayward Field and held a two-stride lead until the final backstretch in Friday night's 1,500 at the Prefontaine Classic before fading to a fifth-place finish in 4 minutes, 9.03 seconds.
After all, there's no denying that Castroneves and fellow 42-year-old IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan are in the backstretch of their racing careers.
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Definition of backstretch for English Language Learners
: the far side of a racetrack : the side of a track that is opposite to the homestretch
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