from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The part of an oval racecourse farthest from the spectators and opposite the homestretch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the part of a racecourse that is farthest from the grandstand and parallel to the homestretch.
- n. the area adjacent to a racetrack where the horses are stabled and stable employees have temporary living accommodations.
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