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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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.
Fast and Accurate was first away from the gate in the Ohio Derby, hotly pursued by Vibe into the first turn and backstretch.
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.
Jockey Julian Leparoux put Classic Empire alongside Always Dreaming and Velazquez down the backstretch.
But the most disturbing scene was Bourdais slamming into the wall and his car flipping over in a burst of fire before skidding to a stop in the backstretch.
Robinson jumped out early and held a comfortable lead on the backstretch before fending off Young and Danville's Ameia Wilson to win in 24.82.
Those two raced together around the first turn and down Pimlico's backstretch before Always Dreaming began to retreat on the far turn.
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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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