- the straight part of a race track opposite the part leading to the finish line.
Origin of backstretch
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Examples from the Web for backstretch
As the field thundered down the backstretch, Espinoza steered his horse out wide.Why California Chrome’s Fairy Tale Didn’t End Happily Ever After
June 8, 2014
Bob slipped coming into the backstretch and went down, and Martin hurled himself on him.Left Half Harmon
Ralph Henry Barbour
Taral had Manuel under a wrap close up in second place and approaching the turn from the backstretch he nailed the leader.
Around the turn going into the backstretch, Worth was still leading by his length and a half advantage.