Backstretch



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

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 Michael Fensom June 7, 2014

Historical Examples

Around the turn going into the backstretch, Worth was still leading by his length and a half advantage.
History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921 John Lawrence O’Connor

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.
History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921 John Lawrence O’Connor

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