Definitions for backstretchˈbækˈstrɛtʃ

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  1. the straight part of a racetrack opposite the part leading to the finish line.

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  1. backstretch(Noun)

    the part of a racecourse that is farthest from the grandstand and parallel to the homestretch.

  2. backstretch(Noun)

    the area adjacent to a racetrack where the horses are stabled and stable employees have temporary living accommodations.


  1. Backstretch

    The Backstretch is the area in a horse racetrack where horses are stabled and the training and daily work of maintaining the horses occurs. In many race tracks it will be found directly across the track from the grandstands and may also be called "the other side of the track."


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