Back stretch



the straight part of a race track opposite the part leading to the finish line.
Historical Examples

Up the back stretch they went, Zal with gigantic strides, still in front and Ovelando was going easily close up.
History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921 John Lawrence O’Connor

Take them out at three-quarter gallop down the back stretch.
Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser

As they entered the back stretch, round the bend, Target ran wide and bored Defiance out, and this gave Willie a chance.
Settling Day Nat Gould

There he continued around the curve and into the back stretch.
History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921 John Lawrence O’Connor

They had swept past the paddock; they were making the first turn to the back stretch.
Ainslee’s magazine, Volume 16, No. 2, September, 1905 Various

Jack spread out, increasing his lead as they entered the back stretch.
The Sweep Winner Nat Gould

On they sped around the first turn and into the back stretch.
History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921 John Lawrence O’Connor

On the back stretch he passed Seers and drew up behind Whitehead and Battles.
For the Honor of the School Ralph Henry Barbour

When the back stretch began Wayne therefore decreased his speed a little.
For the Honor of the School Ralph Henry Barbour

In the last hour, the Italian car lost its chain and went over into a ditch on a back stretch, three miles from a doctor.
The Flying Mercury Eleanor M. Ingram

noun
a horse-racing term for back straight

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