the home straight

the home straight

  (British & Australian)
the last part of a long or difficult activity We can't give up now we're on the home straight.
See also: home, straight
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Round Course: Inside Rails The rail on the round course is positioned approx 3yds out from its innermost position from the 1m 4f start increasing to 9yds out as the bend enters 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.
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.
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.
Baddeley kept himself in a favourable position throughout and produced a fine burst down the home straight but lost the sprint for the line as Manzano won in 3:41.
The son of Halling was slowly away but showed a really likeable attitude to box his way through rivals down the home straight.
But instead of stringing his rivals along from the front, this was an altogether different effort as he stole the Grade Two event from My Way De Solzen and Elusive Dream in the dying strides, having been 15 lengths adrift on the home straight.