backstretch(redirected from The backstretch)
The part of an oval racecourse farthest from the spectators and opposite the homestretch.
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1. (Horse Racing) a horse-racing term for back straight
2. (Athletics (Track & Field)) a horse-racing term for back straight
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the straight part of a racetrack opposite the part leading to the finish line.
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