Examples of backstretch in a Sentence
The horses are in the backstretch.
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After a grueling duel with Good Magic on the backstretch of the Preakness, Justify had enough speed to hold off several late challengers at the wire.
Unbridled Juan, who had a narrow lead going into the backstretch finished second, paying $2.60.
Louisville's Dorcas Wasike, who'd passed Schweizer down the backstretch of the final lap with her own fast final lap of 69.2 seconds, was second in 32:11.81 and Schweizer third in 32:14.94.
Lap 189: Tony Kanaan crashes in backstretch After starting 10th, Kanaan worked his way up to sixth within the first two laps.
Semenya, the two-time Olympic champion at 800 meters, ran alone down the backstretch of her half-mile, meanwhile, after no serious challenger emerged en route to the fastest 800 meters ever on American soil, in 1 minute, 55.92 seconds.
Hunter-Reay got Helio back on the backstretch two laps later.
However, as well as he's played, Middleton doesn't expect to keep up with his career-best numbers over the backstretch of the season.
Quip set off down the backstretch on his mile-long gallop, comfortably hitting each furlong in about 18 seconds, his normal galloping pace.
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BACKSTRETCH Defined for English Language Learners
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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