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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Translations
cílová rovinka

home straight

home stretch n (Sport) → dirittura d'arrivo
in the home straight (fig) → quasi arrivato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Stalls Straight Course: Stand side; Round Course: Inside rail; 1m4f: Centre Rails Rail on bend from back straight to home straight dolled out by 2 yds adding 4 yds to races on the round course.
She ran a smooth controlled race, distributing her energy wisely hence not fading with the rest of the field in the home straight,' he said.
The C+3 course is the tightest of all the circuits, with just under a cricket-pitch width of 22 yards and a home straight measuring just over one-and-a-half furlongs.
Once he snatched the advantage on the home straight, the Siyouni colt held off challenges from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa al-Thani's Veranda, helmed by Ronan Thomas for trainer Stefano Ibido, closer to the post to win by half a length.
However, staff took pity on the exhausted duo and allowed them a head start, letting them join the race on the home straight.
GARRY OWEN NEWSBOY 1.05 BRANTINGHAM BREEZE LEGION D'HONNEUR 1.35 OBISTAR OBISTAR 2.05 ROLL THE DICE RUSSE BLANC 2.35 HIGHLAND RETREAT (NAP) RETURN SPRING 3.05 WHISPERING HARRY TORNADO IN MILAN 3.35 DANDY PULL THE CHORD 4.05 THUNDERING HOME JIGSAW FINANCIAL GARRY'S DOUBLE: HIGHLAND RETREAT (NAP) & ROLL THE DICE HEAVY (GoingStick: Chase 5.8, Hurdle 6.6) (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: 1.05 1st-TIME BLINKERS/VISOR/CHEEKPIECES: 1.05 Aroseforoscar; 3.05 Lord Protector
GARRY OWEN NEWSBOY GOOD (GoingStick 6.9; Home straight: Farside 6.9; Centre 7.0' Stands' side 6.9) (Rail moved out 3m around home bend and back straight adding 7 yards to official race distances of one mile and over) LIVE ON CH4: 2.05, 2.40, 3.15, 3.50 ; RACING UK: 4.25, 5.00, 5.35 DRAW: Low can have an edge on the round course, but high can benefit if pace too strong.
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 09.24 seconds.
"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.