Underlay: Horse racing at shorter odds than seems warranted by past performances.
Under wraps: Horse under stout restraint in a race or workout to keep from pulling away from competition by too large a margin.
V.M.D.: Veterinary medical doctor.
Walkover: Race in which only one horse competes.
Washed out: Horse that becomes so nervous that the animal sweats profusely.
Weigh in (out): Certification, by clerk of scales, of a rider's weight before (after) a race; jockey weighs in fully dressed with all equipment except for helmet, whip and maybe a flak jacket.
Weight-for-age: Allowance condition in which each entrant is assigned weight according to age; females usually receive a sex allowance as well. Wheel: Betting all possible combinations in an exotic wager using at least one horse as the key.
White: Horse color, extremely rare, in which all hairs are white; animal's eyes are brown, not pink, as would be the case for an albino.
Wire: Finish line of a race.
Withers: Area above the shoulder where the neck meets the back.
Work: To exercise a horse by galloping a pre-determined distance.
Yearling: Horse in its second calendar year of life, beginning Jan. 1 of the year following birth.
Yielding: Condition of a turf course with a great deal of moisture.
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