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Word of the day for October 21
backstretch n
  1. (athletics, horse racing) Synonym of back straight (straight part of a racetrack, running track, etc., opposite the finishing line).
  2. (horse racing) An area next to a racetrack used to stable the racehorses and house employees.
  3. (figuratively) The middle part of an event.
  Today is British Champions Day in 2017. Held at the Ascot Racecourse in Ascot, Berkshire, it is the richest thoroughbred horse race meeting in the United Kingdom.

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