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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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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.
Greenwood also misrepresented a required $12 million investment in backstretch improvements on the horseracing side.
Brack and Scheckter touched wheels on the backstretch on lap 189.
He made that move down the backstretch a little too soon.
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.
As part of the terms of the agreement, the track's backstretch will close as of December 31, 2009, and rent on backstretch stalls has been waived for January and February.
Stable Views: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack"--an exhibition about the community found within the backstretch of the thoroughbred racetracks in New York and around the nation--continues its tenure at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls through December 2014 and will be on view at Flushing Town Hall in Queens, NY, June 2015, continuing to Traditional Arts in Upstate New York in Canton, NY, from July--December 2015.