the home straight

the home straight

The final portion of an activity, project, competition, etc. Likened to the straightaway at the end of a race. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The bulk of the work is behind us now—we're on the home straight!
See also: home, straight
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Round course: Inside Rails The running rail on the round course is positioned approx 3yds out from its innermost position from the 1m4f start increasing to 9yds out at the bend entering the Home Straight. The rail then finishes in a cutaway in the Home Straight.
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 draw looks awkward on paper, but he has displayed sufficient early speed to find a good spot just behind the leaders from the off and then unleash his thundering late dash down the home straight.
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
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.
There's not much time left but we're on the home straight. We don't expect major constructions or architecture from the Universal Exposition , she explained.
"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 21.88 seconds.
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 48.26 seconds, spreading his arms wide in celebration as he crossed the line.
Kingscote slowed up the pace going down the back straight and kicked clear turning into the home straight.