home straight


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home straight

n
1. (Horse Racing) horse racing the section of a racecourse forming the approach to the finish
2. the final stage of an undertaking or journey
Also (chiefly US): home stretch
Translations
cílová rovinka

home straight

home stretch n (Sport) → dirittura d'arrivo
in the home straight (fig) → quasi arrivato/a
References in periodicals archive ?
However, staff took pity on the exhausted duo and allowed them a head start, letting them join the race on the home straight.
6) (All races will be run on the chase bend turning into the home straight adding about 40yds to a 2m hurdle race) LIVE ON RACING UK TRICAST: 1.
It had looked like Clemence Calvin may catch the Briton, but she kicked on down the home straight to take gold and replace Irina Khabarova - part of Russia's triumphant 4x100m relay team in 2006 at the age of 40 years and 27 days - as the oldest ever female European gold medallist.
The 23-year-old Morpeth Harrier, who is trained by Steve Cram, was strong enough down the home straight to hold off Canada's Kate van Buskirk and finish second in four minutes 09.
There's not much time left but we're on the home straight.
Running off harder than normal was the plan, I tried to stretch it out fast, but I went off a bit too quick and on the home straight I found it really tough.
Michael Scudamore's stayer was held up for most of the way by Jamie Moore (left) but came with a powerful run in the home straight to beat Bradley (9-2Fav) by a neck in a driving finish.
She ran a good bend but with Jamaican's Veronica Campbell-Brown and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce still in medal contention, Felix lengthened her stride down the home straight for victory in 21.
However, I came through the old school in an era when waving to the crowd down the home straight was frowned upon.
However, the league do not want them starting the season without a contingency plan to ensure they can complete their fixtures, meaning the club are looking for another home straight away.
Greene came round the final bend in third but was the strongest in the home straight, picking off first South African LJ van Zyl and then Culson as the Puerto Rican was tying up to win in 48.
Kingscote slowed up the pace going down the back straight and kicked clear turning into the home straight.