Posted by Lap of the Goddess on November 04, 2004
In Reply to: The home stretch posted by Ward on November 04, 2004
: : : : what is the expression referring to the fact that a horse, as he gets nearer to the barn, is more likely to go faster because he's excited to be home?
: : : : any thoughts? thank you!
: : : All I know is "heading for the barn."
: : We sail through some beautiful suburbs and then into the outskirts of Victoria, pausing to snap photos along the waterfront. And just like horses heading for the barn, our team gathers momentum as we stretch towards the finish line.
: 'the home stretch'
Yep - I'm with Ward. The Home Stretch is where my horse was (ie. the one I backed), in front of the rest of the pack in the Melbourne Cup last Tuesday - and I WON!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!