Definition of backstretch in English:

backstretch

noun

another term for back straight
  • ‘The son of Mr. Prospector, a $4-million yearling purchase, was angled to the outside leaving the backstretch and made a powerful run on the turn to reach the leaders.’
  • ‘Fifth on the inside down the backstretch, he had to wait until midstretch before he could angle Perfect Sting between rivals and they just got up for the victory.’
  • ‘On Sunday, the Kentucky-bred son of Pulpit stretched that streak to four when he rated a ground-saving fourth down the backstretch before plunging through a tiny hole on the inside to notch his second consecutive graded stakes victory.’
  • ‘He passed horses on the outside down the backstretch, but as he made the lead after the first quarter, he ducked toward the rail.’
  • ‘Pampered Princess was positioned between rivals in the backstretch, with Capeside Lady to her outside.’
  • ‘Black Ruby visited the starting gate and jogged while Taz jogged on the backstretch.’
  • ‘Racing up the backstretch Chino Charlie, on the rail, broke down and fell as Apalachian Thunder opened up a four-length lead.’
  • ‘He angled the six-year-old daughter of Desert King to one off the fence from her No.14 post position, and by the time they were racing down the backstretch she was hugging the rail.’
  • ‘Along the backstretch they raced with 15 lengths separating Danz Star, who had pulled his way into the lead, and King Johny still last.’
  • ‘Birdstone moved within striking distance along the backstretch and overtook Lion Heart from three wide in the far turn.’
  • ‘High Peaks went to the front and was soon joined by Megascape as the pair raced along the backstretch noses apart.’
  • ‘I was kind of getting tired of holding him down the backstretch.’
  • ‘Crawfish King and Hot Space attempted to challenge their unbeaten rival on the backstretch but were no match for Lost in the Fog, who was ridden out after gaining a commanding five-length lead entering the stretch.’
  • ‘We were able to close the gap down the backstretch [on the final lap] and he just took off around the far turn.’
  • ‘Proving that history does indeed repeat itself, the dark bay or brown filly showcased the same talent that first surfaced a year ago when she charged up four wide around the final turn after tracking the pace in fifth down the backstretch.’
  • ‘He broke well and got a little bit of dirt in his face before he got right up in the bridle down the backstretch.’
  • ‘Indian Vale, who was unbeaten in three starts prior to the race, set a pressured pace but Amazing Buy challenged her step-for-step through the first turn and along the backstretch.’
  • ‘This allowed pacesetters Free Vacation and Dawson's Legacy, both local horses facing rivals from four other countries, to make the running along the backstretch.’
  • ‘‘When we headed down the backstretch I saw about four of them up there [on the lead] and that just made it sweeter,’ he said.’
  • ‘‘He broke great and relaxed nicely down the backstretch,’ e said.’

Pronunciation

backstretch

/ˈbakstrɛtʃ/