Examples of backstretch in a Sentence
The horses are in the backstretch.
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Those anxieties have since trickled down to the backstretch of the Saratoga Race Course, the space most populated by migrant workers in town.
MCDOWELL SPIN: With five laps remaining, Michael McDowell spun on the backstretch and collected Paul Menard, setting up an overtime finish.
Under Edgard Zayas for the first time, Gunnevera dropped to his customary position at the back of the pack down the backstretch.
From Week 5 on, however, Marvin’s owners were starvin’. Jones turned out to be a mere pacesetter, racing out to a fast start only to be overtaken by much of the field on the backstretch.
The last caution of the race came out just after Kahne passed the overtime line on the backstretch, making his win official as mayhem erupted behind him.
Arrogate began OK, and jockey Mike Smith settled him in last place, just a few lengths off the pace as the field turned into the backstretch.
A veritable city has sprung up almost overnight to handle 2,000 workers and their families (including lodging for 1,000), plus as many as 1,900 horses, behind the backstretch.
Gaffalione and Bronson sat well off the pace down the backstretch but made a sweeping move around horses in the turn and mounted a run that fell just short.
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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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