Home stretch

Also found in: Idioms.
(Sport.) that part of a race course between the last curve and the winning post.
See under Home, a.

See also: Home, Stretch

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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'Scotch started quickly and maintained his momentum through the 200m mark, but it was Phora who was first on the home stretch and looked to be cruising to victory,' he said.
Gilas is in the home stretch of its preparation for the World Cup, where it will face Italy (August 31), Serbia (September 2 and Angola (September 4) in the group stage.
Running alongside four opponents in the days third race, which was also feature event, Baba Jani kicked up speed in home stretch to beat favourite bay horse Tip Top by three-and-a-half lengths.
Shropshire Councillor for Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts, Councillor Christian Lea, said the long-awaited upgrade is finally in the home stretch as contractors now wait for the replacement timber to be delivered so the project can be finished.
"I got off to a perfect start with five birdies on the front nine and two on the home stretch but spoiled my run with a bogey at the penultimate hole" he said.
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Preparations are in the home stretch for the Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest, which will start Friday in Community Park and run through Independence Day.
Liverpool must maintain their aggression in the home stretch of the Premier League season, staying angry to help their push for a top-four finish, manager Jurgen Klopp said.
As expected Yazeed, along with HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa al-Thani's Ebraz, the HH The Emir's Sword winner, put on a cracker of a show in the penultimate race of the day, as Yazeed, holding a slight advantage on the home stretch under Stephan Ladjadj, registered his second straight victory for trainer Alban de Mieulle.
Gareth Wyn Williams LIKE a good long distance runner timing the pace just right for the home stretch. Sitting at the top table.