backstretch

(redirected from The backstretch)

back·stretch

 (băk′strĕch′)
n.
The part of an oval racecourse farthest from the spectators and opposite the homestretch.

backstretch

(ˌbækˈstrɛtʃ)
n
1. (Horse Racing) a horse-racing term for back straight
2. (Athletics (Track & Field)) a horse-racing term for back straight

back•stretch

(ˈbækˈstrɛtʃ)

n.
the straight part of a racetrack opposite the part leading to the finish line.
[1830–40]
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Stable Views: Life in the Backstretch of the Thoroughbred Racetrack" was at Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY, through June 2015.
Winner of the last two Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classics, the five-year-old daughter of Empire Maker took the lead on the backstretch under Mike Smith and drew away for an easy victory at odds of 2-5.
Instead of spending the hour on the sanctioned route, she changed course and happened upon the backstretch.
With long, powerful strides, Francis trimmed the margin to five meters on the backstretch, and when she rounded the final curve, the chase was on.
Ridden by Gerry Olguin, Lethal Heat was fifth on the backstretch and second coming into the homestretch, passing early leader Peisinoe and holding off a rally from P.
This was likely the cause of a major outbreak of the intestinal disease shigellosis on the backstretch in 1994.
We invite any member of the public or the press to tour the backstretch facilities to witness first hand the deplorable conditions we are faced with every day," said Ballezzi.
Brack and Scheckter touched wheels on the backstretch on lap 189.
Moore, 24, suffered massive head and internal injuries after he lost control of his Reynard-Honda coming off the track and slamming head-on into the inside retaining wall on the backstretch.
The balance of the car was real good and so were the tyres but near the end we ran conservative on the fuel to the point where we ran out on the backstretch.
The track's inaugural Quarter Horse meet concluded Sunday, and the backstretch will not open for the Thoroughbred meet until Oct.
1 second split to give the Gators the lead on the backstretch - flying by USC's Bryshon Nellum - and the win in 3 minutes, 0.