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The part of an oval racecourse farthest from the spectators and opposite the homestretch.


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



the straight part of a racetrack opposite the part leading to the finish line.
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In 2003, Oaklawn trainer Robert Holthus described Charles Cella, who had worked in Oaklawn's backstretch as a teenager, as "probably a horseman first and a track owner second.
It was windy on the backstretch, but it's always windy on the backstretch in Eugene.
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.
81 trucks got tangled down the backstretch and Karthikeyan eluded disaster as he narrowly missed the No.
Racing in lane four, Bolt established a commanding lead down the backstretch, then cruised to the fastest 400 metres run at the six-year-old meeting.
This was likely the cause of a major outbreak of the intestinal disease shigellosis on the backstretch in 1994.
Brack and Scheckter touched wheels on the backstretch on lap 189.
Automotive advertising started the year with a roar, then faded down the backstretch of the first quarter when the war started.
He made that move down the backstretch a little too soon.