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Defensive Backs Football Training - Stripping the Football





Defensive Backs Football Training - Stripping the Football



Today we are seeing more protective backs stripping the football from collectors. It has turned into a football expertise unto itself, requiring corners, line patrons and securities preparing and honing drills to sharpen their ball stripping football abilities. 

More mentors are instructing the specialty of stripping the football, running practice drills with the protective players, showing them how stripping the football is finished. A stripped football, is a down utilized, with no pick up. At the point when the safeguards are effective at stripping the football from the recipient, the ball turns out. Giving the guarded unit an open door for a conceivable take-away. 

As a general rule D-backs are not in position to bat the ball down, abandoning them two choices; make the handle or stripping the football. 

Preparing the D-Back for stripping the football requires two essential arrangements of football aptitudes. Mental and physical preparing are the fundamental football abilities should have been fruitful at stripping the football. 

Football Skills for Stripping the Football: 

Football abilities for stripping the football start with the best possible outlook and state of mind. The protector must approach the beneficiary with his outlook that he will strip the football from the collector's hands. With a specific end goal to be effective at stripping the football from the beneficiary, the back must first comprehend the essentials of getting the pass. 

Taking in the pass getting mechanics are fundamental and can be accomplished by examining DVDs and recordings devoted to showing pass getting football abilities. 

The protective player will take in the fundamental positions a recipient may hold his hands before making the catch. On the off chance that the ball is before the recipient are his hands above or beneath the shoulder braces, if behind the collector are his hands above or underneath the shoulder brace, is the beneficiaries back to the protector. These are essential football abilities protective backs need to create. 

Next, the D-Backs preparing should demonstrate to them which arm to assault. On the off chance that the ball is tossed over the beneficiaries left shoulder, the left arm is the purpose of assault, similarly as though the ball touches base over the collectors right shoulder, assault the correct arm. For each situation if the ball is found going over the left shoulder, the protective back utilizations his left arm to assault and if the ball is over the correct shoulder he assaults utilizing his correct arm. 

Practice Drills for Stripping the Football: 

The primary ball stripping practice penetrate should begin with the recipient and the safeguard being stationary. In a few speeches this cautious back training drill is known as a span and-draw. 

The " reach-and-draw' strategy is the place the recipient remains back to the guarded back holding the ball on either side, the protective back connects (left arm to left arm, right arm to right arm) and pulls the arm holding the ball descending stripping the football from the beneficiary. 

Next is a stroll through training drill took after by running the stripping the football bore. 

Ball stripping practice drills ought to be keep running around 3/4s speed and ought not be practiced as a full contact hone. The concentration of the bore, is to give the cautious back preparing on the best way to effectively strip the football from the beneficiary. Which arm the guarded back should assault and the football abilities expected to strip the football from the recipient's hands. 

In this penetrate the beneficiary and protective back commonly confront the sideline, the guarded back around 10 yards far from the collector. At the mentors flag the recipient begins running around 3/4s speed specifically towards the side line. The cautious back takes off calculating towards the point where he will meet with the recipient as the ball arrives. 

Once the beneficiary has run a couple of yards the mentor tosses him the football. The cautious back on the off chance that he has coordinated his run and has taken the best possible edge ought to be at the recipient a similar time the ball arrives. 

Utilizing his assault arm the guarded back ought to be connect and pulling the ball conveying arm down, dislodging the football. With his other arm, he ought to be hitting the recipient in the back with his fore arm and snatching a handfull of pullover. At that point if the guarded back is not ready to unstick the ball he is in position to make the handle. 

Who ever is tossing the ball to the recipient must toss the ball behind, high, low, left and to one side of the beneficiary giving the cautious back preparing on every one of the edges passes are gotten. 

In conclusion stripping the football requires both physical and mental football abilities. Knowing which arm to assault, which arm to assault with and being capable gage where the ball and collector will meet and cross with them at the same time running at full speed. 

A protective back great at stripping the football doesn't occur by good fortune, it takes steadiness and a solid practice hard working attitude. 


Horse Racing Tips - How To Lay Favourites And Make A Profit Every Single Day


For all of you that are reading this that do not know what "Laying" is, it is simply YOU predicting 1 horse in any race that will NOT win that race. In effect YOU become a bookmaker and take bets from people who think that the horse WILL win.
I do not know if you have your own system or you use horse racing tips from a tipster, but this a very simple horse racing system anybody can use.
It is not complicated at all and it is simply pressing 1 button on Betfair exactly the same as you would if placing a win single bet {Pink lay button instead of the blue win button}
Some people will tell you that laying horses is a sure fire way to end up in the "poor house" and they would be dead right if you don't do it properly and this goes for ANY bet you have, not just laying.
Say for example we have a 12 runner horse race and you wanted to bet 1 of these to win that race, you will then have ALL the other 11 horses running AGAINST you and are trying to stop your 1 selection from winning.
Now on the other hand we have a 12 runner horse race and we pick 1 horse to LOSE {lay} we now have ALL the other 11 horses running FOR US and if any of those 11 horses win that race WE WIN!!
Some tipster give these kind of horse racing tips and I can assure that if done properly it can make you quite a lot of money!
So the odds are WITH you and not AGAINST you when laying.
The only problem with laying horses to lose is with YOU and the way you select them. You would imagine that "Laying" the outsider in all races would certainly stand you in good stead as the majority of them lose and you would win the majority of the time BUT unfortunately if you take that course you WILL come unstuck at some point and you WOULD wipe out any previous profits plus more from your original betting banks, as they do win now and again.
Lets just imagine that the outsider in every race was 33/1 and you wanted just £10 profit per race, to win that £10 you would have a liability of £330, meaning that if that horse were to win YOU would LOSE £330, just not worth the risk!! You would only need 1 per week to wipe you out.
So if laying the "Worst" horse in any given race is no good, then which horse SHOULD you lay?
Good question, which most of the people out there don't know the answer for but today YOU are going to find out the EXACT method that generates me and the subscribers of my well known "Sure2Profit Membership" ( http://www.Sure2Profit.com/membership.html ) over £80,000 of tax free profits per year!
==The "Favourite"==
Some of you probably think that I am a bit mad at this point, why would I lay the best horse in every race... what kind of horse racing tips is this??
Well, simply put the BEST horse in any race may NOT really be the best horse! The favourite in ANY race is only the favourite because WE make it the favourite by placing lots of money on it, it's as simple as that.
So if 1,000 people who DON'T know what they are doing place £1000 each on the same horse then it could become the favourite even though its last run was down on Blackpool pleasure beach!
What we are going to do is to find "false" favourites, favourites that because of one reason or another shouldn't really be favourite.
Statistics show that favourite win their races just 30% of the time, some races are GOOD for favourite and some races are BAD for favourites.
Would you bet a 6/4 favourite in an 18 runner handicap race? I certainly would not BUT I would lay it, with the other 17 runners ALL running for me.... these is common sense horse racing tips!
Your liabilities are also good with you only risking £15 if the odds were 6/4 {2.5 on Betfair} to win £10, I'm sure you would agree that this is a lot better than the example above where you risk a LOT more for the same reward.
You may now see why "Laying" can be quite safe and very profitable.
==The Selections==
This part really is very simple and it will not take you long to find quite a few "False Favourites" Just follow the rules over the page.
1: Armed with either your daily newspaper or at the racing post website {Or Both} simply select the races with the most number of runners in them.
2: Ideally, you should look for handicap races which have 16 runners or more.
3: If you can find any, Apprentice races and women jockey races are very good for laying the favourite.
4: Once you have these marked off , simply go through them and pick all the "Handicap" races. These are the races that are best to concentrate on.
5: Pick out any handicap races that have odds for the favourite quoted as no more than 7/4.
6: The above horses would be DEFINATE bets, don't worry if there aren't any on certain days, simply go to any race that has 16 runners or more.
7: Some days you may find that there are no 16 runner or above races, if this happens simply look for 14 runners etc.
8: When you have all the corresponding races, just go to http://www.betfair.com and check out the odds there for your selections.
9: If the odds are 2.8 and lower, then these are DEFINATE bets.
10: Do NOT lay selections that are below 1.9 on betfair, although a fair few of these lose, a fair few of them win as well and that we DON'T want.
When sticking to the above you will have great success when laying horses, when also using a sensible staking plan BUT if you add the following few rules to the above then you will achieve even more success.
So here is my personal horse racing tips:
1: After making your selections, either at the racing post website or any daily newspaper, just check to see if your horse is a "Course & Distance" winner {Shown as CD NEXT TO THE HORSE}. If it is then DON'T lay it.
2: Is your selection carrying any more or less weight than it did in its last race? If it is carrying more weight then LAY it, if it is carrying less weight then do NOT lay it.
4: Is your selection stepping up or stepping down in trip? if so then you SHOULD consider laying it.
5: Has your selection either a lady or apprentice jockey riding it? If so then LAY it because they DO make errors of judgement.
Apart from the above to make this work you will also need a sensible staking plan, one that will keep your money relatively safe and make your whole betting experience an enjoyable one.
I use something quite simple and recommend you do it this way as well but you are obviously at liberty to do whatever you like.
I will take a £1,000 betting bank as an example:
Divide your betting bank by 200, so in this example it is £5. So a profit target on day 1 of £5 per race. I know exactly what you are thinking at this point..."Not quite as much as I was hoping for!!!"
Well, admittedly its not a lot but if you are aiming for say 8 such races per day, then £40 is not to be sniffed at, and remember this is only day 1, from day 2 your profit target may well be £6 per race. Trust me on this one, it doesn't take too long to get your betting banks built up enough so that you are aiming for £25, £50 or even £100 per race.
To put it all into perspective let us say that you achieve an easy 5 winning bets per day, that's an overall percentage profit of 2.5% DAILY or nearly 18% total weekly profit added to your betting banks or to give it a monetary value NEARLY £1000 profit in the first 4 weeks.
Take it to week 8 and your betting bank has now grown to £3800 and from there on in you will be aiming for a race profit of £20, or £100 per day @ 5 winning races per day.
As long as you look at any of your gambling activities as a long term BUSINESS venture, then you will achieve much more than if you look at it as a quick source of income to help out with any financial difficulties that you may have.
==Golden Rules ( The Real Horse Racing Tips! )==
1: After making your selections, either at the racing post website or any daily newspaper, just check to see if your horse is a "Course & Distance" winner {Shown as CD NEXT TO THE HORSE}. If it is then DON'T lay it.
2: Is your selection carrying any more or less weight than it did in its last race? If it is carrying more weight then LAY it, if it is carrying less weight then do NOT lay it.
4: Is your selection stepping up or stepping down in trip? if so then you SHOULD consider laying it.
5: Has your selection either a lady or apprentice jockey riding it? If so then LAY it because they DO make errors of judgement.
Apart from the above to make this work you will also need a sensible staking plan, one that will keep your money relatively safe and make your whole betting experience an enjoyable one.
I use something quite simple and recommend you do it this way as well but you are obviously at liberty to do whatever you like.
==The Staking Plan==
This, or any other horse racing tips for that matter, would be not making you money unless you use the right staking plan...
I will take a £1,000 betting bank as an example:
This is what I advice to the members of the Sure2Profit Membership 
Divide your betting bank by 200, so in this example it is £5. So a profit target on day 1 of £5 per race. I know exactly what you are thinking at this point..."Not quite as much as I was hoping for!!!"
Well, admittedly its not a lot but if you are aiming for say 8 such races per day, then £40 is not to be sniffed at, and remember this is only day 1, from day 2 your profit target may well be £6 per race. Trust me on this one, it doesn't take too long to get your betting banks built up enough so that you are aiming for £25, £50 or even £100 per race!!!
To put it all into perspective let us say that you achieve an easy 5 winning bets per day, that's an overall percentage profit of 2.5% DAILY or nearly 18% total weekly profit added to your betting banks or to give it a monetary value NEARLY £1000 profit in the first 4 weeks.
Take it to week 8 and your betting bank has now grown to £3800 and from there on in you will be aiming for a race profit of £20, or £100 per day @ 5 winning races per day.
As long as you look at any of your gambling activities as a long term BUSINESS venture, then you will achieve much more than if you look at it as a quick source of income to help out with any financial difficulties that you may have.


Finding the Best Tennis Ball Machine



Tennis Twist is undoubtedly the best value when looking to purchase tennis ball machines. This product is priced very reasonably at around $230, making it the most affordable tennis ball machine available by far. Despite being the lowest priced tennis machine, the Tennis Twist is also very light and battery operated, making it very transportable and it will fit in the backseat of any SUV. The Tennis Twist also supplies tennis balls at a constant rate providing great repetition that will make a practice session valuable. Whether you want to practice your backhand or just need someone to play with, this tennis machine will make you better at tennis. And because a tennis machine doesn't screw up, you don't have to worry about bad hits while practicing. You get to hit a consistent shot practicing your form for 28 repetitions to help structure your muscles and develop your mental discipline.
Unique Features of the Tennis Twist
Tennis Tutor wanted to design a lightweight machine and they were looking to create a cheap tennis ball machine that would provide basic features that would allow any skill level, basic to intermediate to advanced, to get a excellent and reliable experience. The distinctive spiral design automatically feeds the 28 tennis balls. The ball machine then lobs out a ball every 5 seconds giving you time to take the shot, evaluate it, and recover in time for the next ball. The best way to use the unit is to position it at various spots based on the style of shot you want. Because the tennis system doesn't have any oscillation features, the only means of changing the shot is to change the position. You'll also want to place the Tennis Twist on the same side of the net because it only shoots about 10 feet or so. Although if you want to practice the overhead smash you'll need to put it on the opposite side of the net.
These are just a few examples of what makes this tennis machine different from other tennis machines. To get a better look at how the tennis machine works and some additional benefits (and even some weaknesses) you'll want to check out a Tennis Twist review.
Comparing the Tennis Twist
The Tennis Twist is the best value for the money when it comes to tennis machines, but how does it compare to other, more expensive machines? One popular brand of tennis ball machine is the Lobster Elite line. Just looking at the cheapest lobster tennis ball machine, you would spend $850 which is nearly 4 times as much as the Tennis Twist. Is it worth four times more? The Lobster Elite Freedom, which is the cheap tennis ball machine, has adjustable speeds, a higher ball capacity, and a nice horizontal oscillation feature that will alternate the shots around the court. The speed adjust feature is helpful because it allows you to hit the ball faster;however, the key to a good practice is solid form and hitting more balls doesn't necessarily make you better. As far as the hopper capacity goes, the unit provides a 2 minute rally and unless you are in fantastic physical shape, 2 minutes is a good workout. And with the Lobster's oscillation feature, it can be good practice running to each side of the court, but you can effectively do the same thing with the Tennis Twist with some creativity. For an extra $630 you get some nice features, but not really necessary.
Another popular ball machine is the official Tennis Tutor model. This system costs around $950 and is practically the same as the Lobster Elite Freedom when it comes to features. So when reviewing the Tennis Twist against the Tennis Tutor ball machine, you save close to $700. Don't get me wrong, these expensive tennis ball machines do have their place. If you are a competitive player or a coach, many of these models will have valuable features, but if you need a cheap tennis ball machine to help you get better at tennis, there is no better value.

The Golf Secret Every Pro Knows and Every Amateur Needs to Learn



The majority of golf swing faults produced by amateur golfers can be traced back to a faulty swing plane that is not aligned correctly both in terms of its alignment to the target and its alignment to the plane angle it originated on.
The engineers that designed your golf clubs understand the importance of the swing plane but unfortunately when golfers purchase golf clubs from a golf shop or pro shop, as a rule they don't get a user manual with the golf clubs that describes how the golf clubs should be used correctly.
Kind of funny really when you think about it, considering that most expensive items you purchase have some form of instruction manual with them.
Anyway, there is one inarguable fact that you need to know and trust about improving your basic golf swing. The fact is that you need to swing your golf club on or very close to the original swing plane if you want to really improve the way you hit the golf ball.
The original swing plane is the angle of the golf club you're using when you address a golf ball. From driver to putter every golf club is built on an inclined plane angle because the golf ball is positioned to the side of you and in front of you.
This plane angle is slightly different with every club in your bag and so your job is to rest it on the ground as it was designed with the club face pointing directly to your target and then build your golf swing around it.
To do this effectively you need to hold onto the golf club lightly enough that the club face doesn't aim off line. Many amateur golfers I've taught at my golf school over the years squeeze the grip so tightly that the club face is twisted which creates golf swing alignment errors leading to common golf shots like slices, pulls and even fat shots.
If your grip pressure is higher than five on a one to ten scale (with ten being too tight) then you are squeezing too tightly. Also when you hold onto the grip your right hand (right hand golfer) should be positioned on the side of the grip so that when you open the palm of your hand up it would point straight down the target line.
When your hand is placed under the golf grip (facing the sky), or on top of it (facing the ground), you will in all probability alter the swing plane direction as you swing back away from the ball. Remember to build your golf swing around the design of the golf club which means that your rest it on the ground and point it towards your intended target. When you swing it away there are two basic but very important stages that your golf club should travel through.
Basic Swing Plane Stage 1:
1. The golf club should swing directly away from the ball without lifting upwards abruptly or traveling inwards or outwards too quickly as it goes back. Imagine for a moment that your golf club was laying flat on a piece of cardboard on the same angle as the golf club and that the club simply traveled backwards and forwards along the card board until the club head and shaft was parallel with the ground.
Basic Swing Plane Stage 2:
2. Now, if the golf club traveled further back the club head would now be higher than your hands but would still be on or close to the piece of card board. As it travels back the grip end of the golf shaft would point directly to the base of the card board where the golf club once rested.
The golf shaft angle is maintained as it travels from the start of the back-swing to the top and into the down swing and follow-through phases.
The best way to learn to do this is to practice with a pitching wedge and swing it back until your left arm and golf club form an angle that would represent the letter 'L.' In this position your left arm would be horizontal and the golf shaft vertical-although it would point towards the target line.
When you swing into the follow-through you again form a horizontal arm position only this time it's with your right arm, and the golf shaft would again be vertical and pointing down towards the target line.
I call this golf stroke the 'Level 1' basic golf swing as it's the first stage of the full golf swing. Just like a house needs a strong and sound foundation to be built upon, your golf swing needs a strong and sound foundation to swing upon. By practicing the level one golf swing you are building the type of support your golf swing needs to control the distance and direction of the golf ball easily.

Top 25 Golf Vacations




1. Myrtle Beach
This location is referred to as the Miniature Golf Course Capitol of the world. There are about sixty accommodations, eighty-five golf courses and four golf schools in Myrtle Beach. This is one perfect place for a golf vacation for all the golf lovers. There are two alternatives for accommodation: rent a condo or check in to a hotel. One hotel that I would recommend is the Holiday Inn as it has a lovely beach front view. It has five pools and you may also get free continental breakfast. Majority of the people in the country come to this location to relax and play golf.
2. Palm Beach
Palm Beach is one of the locations that have first class golf courses like the TPC at Heron Bay and PGA National Courses. This is the location that is not only famous for golf courses but also shopping and lovely beaches. The West Palm Beach resort is the place to stay when you are in Palm Beach. The Breakers West Palm Beach golf course is well-known golf course in Palm Beach. Palm Beach is a home to an excellent art museum, Professional Golfers Associations and excellent Japanese garden.
3. Tucson
Tucson is the 32nd largest city that is located in Arizona. Tucson is the right place for you to spend your golf vacation because it has bright sunshine and excellent golf. Playing golf in Tucson would be different because it would be a play in a desert. Some good resorts are JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa, the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, etc. Of course the most expensive of all would be the Cany Ranch Resort.
4. Traverse City
The Traverse City golf is located amidst the hill, water and woods. It is one great place to play golf. Traverse City is where many people head to when they are looking for a golf vacation as well as a place to relax. Park Place Hotel is a good place to stay when you are in Traverse City. Some excellent golf courses here are Antrim Dells Golf, High Pointe Golf Club, etc.
5. Scottsdale
There is huge number of golf courses in Arizona. Scottsdale in Arizona is one perfect place for golf vacation. It has lovely blue sky, light and mild breeze that makes Scottsdale a perfect place to play golf. Private as well as public courses are scattered around Scottsdale. Some hotels which you can check out are the Hilton Scottsdale Arizona Hotel, Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, etc.
6. San Diego
San Diego is truly one golf vacation which you should not miss. It has fifty private, fifty semi-private courses and more than fifty public courses to its name. This place is perfect for playing golf but it is not limited to golf courses only. There are other places to check out like the Seaworld, San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park. There's even a beach close by and that is the Mission Beach. The hotels you can stay at are Hilton Hotel, Park Manor Suites, etc. It is one great place to go to when vacationing with your grandchildren.
7. Saint George
The location near Las Vegas has 11 golf courses which are near to one another. Saint George has bright sunlight, blue sky and colorful settings which makes this town a perfect place for golfing. It only has one private golf course but a number of golf courses in this town have been granted esteemed awards. Crystal Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Courtyard by Marriot is few hotels which you can stay at while in this town.
8. Renditions in Davidsonville
The Renditions in Davidsonville is a very well-known Golf course because of the eighteen holes there which are the exact copy of a golf course where quite a few important championships have been held. It started in the end of the year 2001 as a public golf course. Davidsonville may only have one golf course but visiting this place is worth it. Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn, Springhill Suites are few hotels which you can check in to when in Davidsonville.
9. Pinehurst, Southern Pines, and Aberdeen
These are the small towns that have more than forty well-known and classy golf courses. They have a perfect setting for playing golf as the sky is blue and the surrounding is colorful with a lot of greenery. This location has been renowned as a first class golf course location. The courses here are public as well as private. Some courses are part of the resorts. Whispering woods, Anderson creek, and Legacy are few well-known courses. You can stay at the Residence Inn by Marriot when you are in the area.
10. Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach in California is a place where tournament action first took place in the late 1920s. A huge number of tournaments have taken place in the golf course of Pebble Beach. The US Open has taken place in this location four times. The 18th Hole of Pebble Beach is very popular among the Golfers. Places where you can stay are The Lodge at Pebble Beach, The Inn at Spanish Bay, etc.
11. Palm Springs
You will find more than a hundred golf courses at Coachella Valley in Palm Springs. This location has spectacular desert landscape, low humidity and plenty of sunshine. Few well-known golf courses in Palm Springs consist of Westin Mission Hills, Tahquitz Creek, Shadow Mountain, Marriot Desert Springs, LaQuinta Resort, Landmark, Golf center at Palm Desert Cathedral Canyon, etc. L'Horizon, Villa Royale Inn, Hyatt Regency Suites are some of the hotels where you can put up your family and yourself in when you are at Palm Springs.
12. Orlando
Orlando in Florida is considered as the Golf Capital of the World. There are excellent golf courses on the suburbs of Orlando Metro region. It has approximate a hundred and fifty golf courses. This location has more to it than just golf courses. There are Seaworld, Disney World, Universal Studios, EPCOT and MGM Studios in Orlando. Some popular examples are North Shore, Mission, ChampionsGate, etc. The hotels where you can stay at are Marriot Orlando, Westin grand Bohemian, etc. So this is one perfect place to go to with your family.
13. Maui
Maui, an island in Hawaii is home to United States' finest golf courses. Usually the climate there is very good but sometimes the wind blows a little hard. If you are tired from playing golf then you can relax or take a swim in the beaches in Maui. After all, Hawaii is well known for its beaches. Maui Seaside Hotel, Sunseeker Resort, etc, are places to stay at when in Maui.
14. Las Vegas
We all know Las Vegas to be a city of entertainment and gambling but not everyone knows that it is also a great place to be to play golf. There are number of courses in the city as well as on its suburbs. Most of the courses are resort or public. So a golf vacation in Las Vegas can get you all the fun that one can get as you can have lots of entertainment when in this city. Few hotels that you can book yourself in are Marriott Suites, Venetian Hotel Resort, The Mirage, etc.
15. Kiawah Island
It has been said that Kiawah Island holds some of the best golf courses in the United States. You can try out tennis, beaches, bike trails, etc when you are tired of playing golf. When in Kiawah Island, check out the designs of five contemporary golf course designers. Holiday Inn, The Sanctuary, Kiawah Island Golf and Tennis Resort are few places where you can think of staying when in Kiawah Island.
16. Hilton Head
Hilton Head is an Island where many families go to for their vacations. It has forty golf courses and as such, you can spend your golf vacation hoping from one golf course to another. Choose from various kinds of resorts ranging from private to public, to semi-private to resort-type courses. The Beaches in Hilton Head are also very clean and safe so when you are done with golfing you can always go to the beaches. Hilton Oceanfront resort is one great place to stay at.
17. Destin
The Jewel of the Emerald Coast is the name that is given to Destin because it has water that is emerald blue in colors and lovely white sandy beaches. It was once a tiny fishing village but now it has become a well-known destination for golf, tennis and beaches. There are four excellent golf courses in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and they are The Raven, The Links, Burnt Pine and Baytowne. You can consider staying at Days Inn or Emerald towers.
18. Dallas- Fort Worth
Here you will find golf courses that are private, semi-private and public. It is a place where you can expect finest golf courses. Apart from golf courses there are public parks and lakes, museums and different other types of entertainment. You can stay at the Crowne Plaza Suites Arlington.
19. Columbus in Ohio
There are more that 80 public golf courses and 35 private courses in Columbus. According to the Golf Digest in the year 1993, EagleSticks Championship 18 holes course was the top public golf course in Ohio. When in Columbus you can stay at Hyatt Regency, Crowne Plaza Hotel or Hampton Inn and Suites.
20. Colorado Springs
Apart from the Seven Falls, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Garden of Gods, Colorado Springs is also famous for its golf courses. It does not have many golf courses but still, it's the quality that counts and not the quantity. The scenery in Colorado Springs is excellent and the beauty is there is natural and not artificial. You can stay at The Broadmoor Hotel or Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel.
21. Coeur d'Alene
It is a town which is considered as the promising location for golf courses. Accommodation at any of the four well-known and excellent resorts would be worth it: Coeur d'Alene Resort, Stoneridge in Blanchard, Hidden Lakes in Sandpoint and Highlands in neighboring Post Falls. The magnificent Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course has been built near the lake, creek and hills. There are lovely lowers, fairways and greenery here. It is one great place to relax too.
22. Chicago Suburbs
On the suburbs of Chicago there are more than a hundred and ten golf courses. There are also a huge number of championship courses that have 36 or more holes. After playing golf there are other forms of entertainment as the city of Chicago has a huge number of entertainments. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites or Hilton Garden Inn are places to stay in if you happen to be on a golf vacation in Chicago.
23. Austin
Apart from being the Live Music Capital of the world, Austin is also one great place to go for a golf vacation. You will find four excellent award winning courses in Austin at the Bartin Creek Golf Resort. These courses are the traditional Crenshar Cliffside, the lovely Palmer lakeside, the latest Fazio Canyons and the high-ranking Fazio Foothills. As for the accommodation, you can stay at Omni Hotel, the Driskill Hotel or the Intercontinental Stephen F Austin Hotel.
24. Augusta
This is one town that will give golfers the feel of pro golf legends and pro golf. Here there are public as well as private golf courses. You can stay at the Marriot Augusta Hotel, Ramada inn and Convention Center or Country Inn and Suites.
25. Atlanta
You will find a huge number of excellent golf courses in Atlanta. Apart from golf there are water parks, theme parks and various historical places

Are Golf Lessons Worth The Price?


However, if you go out on the golf course unassisted you will find yourself spending more time searching for your ball in the rough or fishing it out of water hazards than you will actually playing a good game of golf. There's no need to be frustrated, it happens to pretty much everyone unless of course you began your career as a three year old phenom.
One of the most difficult aspects of picking up the game of golf is learning to drive the ball. It should be simple enough. The idea is to wrap your hands around the club, keep your body straight, pull back and swing. Unfortunately, those first few principles don't even begin to cover the basic golf swing.
Any half decent golf instructor will tell you that the ultimate goal is to keep your head perfectly still during the entire swing. If you are trying to hit the ball too hard, your end result will be somewhere off in the tall grass hunting for a little white ball that you now want to bash into pieces. By now you are asking yourself "Are Golf Lessons Worth The Price?"
Relax your body and your muscles before even attempting to swing. Trying to hit the ball too hard with tense muscles typically have poor results. Any golf instructor will tell you that focused energy will make the ball sail farther and straighter. That focus comes from a relaxed body and a head that doesn't bobble about.
By being able to keep your head in a stationary position, you can keep a solid focus on the ball and bring your energy directly to the center of the ball with a flat club. Your stationary head will also automatically send the signal to your hands to turn correctly and at the right time. This timing is crucial to your follow through and allowing the ball to maintain a straighter trajectory.
Maintaining your balance is important to creating a long and straight drive as well. Golf instructors report spending a significant percentage of lesson time focusing on keeping the head straight and balancing the body. Balancing the body in a game of golf is more than simply not falling over. It is about evenly distributing the body weight in all directions. Most people are able to maintain a good percentage of left and right balance, but often the front and back balance needs to be taught by a qualified golf instructor.
When playing golf, the head angles downward to allow the golfer to see the ball and maintain focus. This position encourages poor posture and the body weight to edge too far forward. A qualified golf instructor can assist a golfer in finding a good and solid position that is more balanced to allow for a much better swing. This is an unnatural position for most people and often there is a great benefit in taking some lessons from a qualified golf instructor to help correct the problem. Are you still asking yourself "Are Golf Lessons Worth The Price?"
It is often recommended to watch oneself in front of the mirror to help correct imbalanced golf swings. This trick can help produce a much better swing, but keep in mind while you are watching yourself you are not watching where the ball should be. This is where a qualified golf instructor can really benefit both the novice and practiced golfer. Often someone else's eyes can pick up on what we ourselves cannot.
If you are self coaching instead of taking the advice of a qualified golf instructor, read as often as you can about methods of improving your golf swing. There are countless helpful articles, tips and news on the best-pro-golf-guide website. Remember that while the information presented on the web site is very good and comes with high recommendations, it is also valuable to recognize that every human body is unique and it may take a little trial and error to really get things moving in the right direction. Often the articles presented can enhance instruction given by a qualified golf instructor. The goal is achieve the best results in as little time as possible, and it can be advantageous to combine both resources.
The Benefits of Private Golf Lessons, "Are Golf Lessons Worth The Price?"
Private golf lessons can be quite costly. One of the first things to examine if you are considering taking private golf lessons is your motivation for doing so. Are you looking to use golf for business relations or are you simply interested in the game? Those who are looking to be able to tee off with clients or the boss can gain quite a bit very quickly by soliciting the help of a qualified golf instructor for private lessons.
If you are truly not interested in perfecting your game and simply want to hold your own with your clients on the golf course, a qualified golf instructor can help tailor your golf education to help improve your weaknesses without training you for eventual professional competitions. Often business people will pay top dollar for a qualified golf instructor to produce significant results in a short amount of time. If you view it as a business investment, the money you are paying the qualified golf instructor seems much more reasonable.
If, however you are interested in the game of golf and you enjoy the sport, a qualified golf instructor can give you accurate, cutting edge guidance in improving the quality of your game. You can insist on perfecting your basics and move through the process more slowly and gain a remarkable amount of information from a qualified golf instructor. Again, private golf lessons can be quite expensive, so it's a good idea to make sure that not only are you motivated enough to make good use of the instruction provided, but that you will have the required time to devote to practice.

Horse Racing Glossary - Horse Racing Terms and Definitions





Across the board - a bet on a horse to win, place, and show. The minimum bet is $6 because three wagers ($2 to win, $2 to place, $2 to show) are being placed. If the horse wins, the bettor receives win, place, and show payouts. If the horse finishes second, the bettor receives place and show payouts, and if the horse finishes third, the bettor receives the show payout.
Allowance Race- an event other than claiming for which the racing secretary drafts certain conditions.
Allowances- weights and other conditions of a race.
Also-eligible - a horse officially entered but not permitted to start unless the field is reduced by scratches below a specified number.
Apprentice Allowance - weight concession to an apprentice rider. This varies among states from five to ten pounds. Slang term is "bug." Indicated by an asterisk next to the jockey's name in the program.
Baby race - a race for two-year-olds.
Backside - a racetrack's barn or stable area.
Backstretch - the straight part of the track on the far side between turns; slang term to describe the barn or stable area.
Bandage - strips of cloth wound around the lower part of horses' legs for support or protection against injury.
Bar shoe - a horseshoe closed at the back to help support the frog and heel of the hoof. Often worn by horses with quarter cracks or bruised feet.
Bay - a horse's coat color ranging from tan to auburn. The mane and tail are always black as are the lower portion of the legs (black points), except for any white markings.
Beyer Speed Figure - a handicapping tool, developed by sports writer Andy Beyer of the Washington Post, assigning a numerical value to each race run by a horse based on final time and track condition.
Bleeder - a horse that bleeds from the lungs after or during a work-out or race.
Blinkers - device to limit a horse's vision to prevent him from swerving from objects, others horses, etc.' on either side of him.
Board - the "tote" or totalizator board, which displays odds, betting pools, and others race information.
Bottom Line - the lower half of a pedigree diagram, indicating the female side of a horse's bloodlines.
Bounce - a poor performance followed by an exceptionally good one.
Box - a wagering term denoting a bet in which all possible numeric combinations are covered.
Breakage - at pari-mutuel betting tracks, the rounding off to a nickel or dime, as required by state laws, in paying off wining tickets. The breakage is usually split between the track and the state in varying proportions.
Bug Boy - an apprentice jockey.
Bullet - fastest workout of the day at a particular distance.A bullet (*) precedes the work time in listings.
Butazolidin (Bute) - the trade name for phenylbutazone, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
Chalk - the wagering favorite in a race. The term dates from the days when on-track bookmakers would write odds on a chalkboard.
Chestnut - a horse's coat color ranging from golden to red to chocolate (liver chestnut). Mane and tail are usually the same shade as the body; also, a small, horny growth on the inside of a horse' legs, just above the knee on the forelegs and below the hocks on the hind legs.
Claiming Race - an event in which each horse entered is eligible to be purchased at a set price.
Clerk of Scales - a racing official whose chief duty is to weigh the riders before and after a race to ensue proper weight is being carried.
Clocker - a person on duty during morning training hours to identify the horses during the workouts, time them, and report to the public their training activities. Some clockers work for the racetrack; others are employed by Equibase.
Clubhouse Turn - the first turn past the finish line, where the clubhouse is usually located.
Colors - a horse owner's racing silks, jacket, and cap, worn by jockeys to denote the horse's ownership. All colors are different, and many are registered with The Jockey Club.
Colt - A male Thoroughbred horse (other than gelding or ridgeling) that has not reached his fifth birth date or has not been bred.
Commingle - combining mutuel pools from off-track sites with the host track.
Condition Book - a series of booklets issued by a racing secretary that lists the races to be run at a particular racetrack.
Conformation - the physical appearance or qualities of a horse.
Controlled Medication - a term widely used to mean that some drugs, primarily phenylbutazone and furosemide (see Lasix), are permissible under controlled circumstances that allow veterinary administration of predetermined dosages at predetermined intervals prior to race time.
Coupled - tow or more horses running as a single betting unit. Also known as an entry.
Daily Double - a type of wager calling for the selection of the winners of two consecutive races, usually the first and second on the race card but can be any two consecutive races.
Dam - the female parent of a horse.
Dark bay or brown - a horse's coat color that ranges from brown with areas of tan on the shoulders, head, and flanks, to a dark brown, with tan areas only in the flanks and/or muzzle (nose). The mane, tail and lower legs are black.
Dead Heat - tow or more horses finishing on even terms.
Declared - a horse withdrawn from a stakes race in advance of the scratch time on the day of the race.
Derby - a stakes race for three-year-olds.
Distaff - a race for female horses.
Dogs - barriers placed on a track away from the inside rail to indicate that the inside strip of the track is not to be used during morning workouts to preserve the surface. Workouts around theses barriers are noted, and the times are correspondingly slower due to the longer distance added on the turns.
Dosage - a form of pedigree analysis, popularized by Dr. Steven Roman, that has become mainly associated with determining whether Kentucky Derby contenders can go a mile and a quarter. The system looks at patters of ability in horses based on a list of proponent sires, each of whom is called a chef-de-race. Each sire is put in one of five categories: brilliant, intermediate, classic, solid, and professional, which quantify speed and stamina.
Eighth - an eight of a mile; a furlong; 220 yards; 660 feet.
Entry - tow or more hoses representing the same owner and/or trainer and running together as a single betting entity. (See Coupled.)
Exacta - to win, a bettor must pick the horses that finish first and second in exact order.
Exacta Box - a way to guarantee the outcome of the first two finishers regardless of which horse wins.
Exotic Wager - also called a combination wager; a wager that involves two or more horses.
Far Turn - the turn or bend in the racetrack opposite the first or club-house turn.
Fast (track) - condition of the track surface whereby the footing is dry, even, and resilient.
Field - mutuel field; one or more starters running coupled as a single betting unit. Usually horses determined to have a small chance to win are grouped in the "field." Also used as a term for all the horses in a race.
Firm (track) - condition of turf course surface corresponding to a fast surface on the dirt or main track.
First Turn - the bend of track beyond starting point. Also known as the clubhouse turn.
Flat Race - a contest on level ground as opposed to a hurdle race, a steeplechase, or a harness race.
Foul - an action by a horse or a jockey that hinders or interferes with another horse or jockey in the running of a race.
Fractional time - intermediate times in a race, as at the quarter-mile, half-mile, three-quarters, etc.
Front-runner - a horse whose usual running style is to get to the lead or near the lead soon after hate start of the race and stay there as long as possible.
Full Brother (or sister) - horses that have the same sire and dam.
Furlong - one-eighth of a mile; 220 yards; 660 feet.
Furosemide - a diuretic medication often used to treat horses that suffer from exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding) at racetracks. Legal to use under certain conditions in most states. Commonly called by its former brand name, Lasix although the newer brand name is Salix.
Gelding - a male horse that has been castrated.
Good (track) - condition of track surface between fast and slow as surface dries out.
Graded Stakes - a stakes race determined by the American Grades Stakes Committee to receive a grade level of I, II or III, depending on past field quality, among other factors. American races were first graded in 1973.
Granddam - the grandmother of a horse.
Grandsire - the grandfather of a horse.
Gray - a hose's coat color that is composed of a mixture of black and whit hairs. Beginning with foals of 1993, Th Jockey Club classifies a gray horse as "gray/roan."
Group Race - also knows as a patter races; the European equivalent of graded stakes.
Half bother (sister) - horses that have the same dam. Does not apply to horses that share only the same sire.
Hand - four inches; unit used to measuring a horse's height from the ground to the withers.
Handicap - a race in which the racing secretary determines the wight each horse will carry according to his assessment of the horse's ability relative to that of the other horses in the field. The better the horse the more wight he would carry to give each horse a theoretically equal chance of winning.
Handicapper - one who handicaps races, officially or privately; expert who makes selections for publication. Also, name given to the racing secretary who assigns weights for handicaps at the track. Also, a heroes that usually runs in handicap races.
Handicapping - the study of all factors in past performances to determine the relative qualities of horses in a race in order to place a bet. These factors include distance, weight, track conditions, trainers, jockeys, breeding, etc.
Handle (mutuel) - the amount of money bet on a race, a daily card, or the total amount bet during the meeting, season, or year at a track.
High weight - highest weight assigned or carried in a race.
Homebred - a horse bred by its owner.
Horse - any Thoroughbred regardless of sex; specifically, an entire male, five years old or older or any male that has been bred.
Inquiry - when track stewards review a race to check for a foul or other infraction of the rules of racing. Also, a sign flashed on the tote board on such occasions to alert bettors to hold their tickets until the race is made official.
In the money - when a horse finishes in first, second, or third.
Intertrack wagering - ITW; wagering on a simulcast race from another track.
Jockey - a professional race rider.
The Jockey Club - the official registry of the American Thoroughbred. Incorporated in 1894 in New York City, The Jockey Club maintains the American Stud Book, a register of all Thoroughbreds foaled in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
Jumper - a steeplechase or hurdle horse.
Juvenile - a two-year-old horse.
Key horse - a single horse used in multiple combinations in an exotic wager.
Lasix - the former brand name for furosemide, a diuretic commonly administered to racehorses. Denoted in programs by an "L"; new brand name is Salix.
Late double - a second daily double offered during the latter part of the race card.
Lay-up - a racehorse sent from the racetrack to a farm to training center to recuperated from injury or illness or to be rested.
Length - a measurement approximating the length of a horse from nose to tail, about eight feet. Distance between horses in a race; calculated as one-fifth of a second in terms of time.
Listed race - an ungraded stakes race.
Maiden - a racehorse of either sex that has never won a race; a female horse that has never been bred. Also, a race classification open only to horses that have never won a race.
Mare - a female Thoroughbred five years old or older, or younger if she has been bred.
Medication list - a list maintained by the track's veterinarian and published by the track showing which horses have been treated with legally prescribed medications.
Minus pool - a mutuel pool cased when a horse is so heavily bet that after deductions of state tax and commission, there is not enough money left to pay the legally prescribed minimum of each winning bet. The racetrack usually makes up the difference.
Morning line - odds quoted in the official program at the track and are the odds at which betting opens.
Mudder - a horse that runs best on a muddy or soft track.
Muddy (track) - condition of track surface that is wet but has no standing water.
Mutuel pool - pari-mutuel pool; sum of the wagers on a race or event, such as the win pool, exacta pool, etc.
Mutuel window - a place at a racetrack or other betting facility where a person goes to make a wager or to collect winnings.
Near side - left side of a horse; a horse is mounted from this side.
Oaks - a stakes event for three year-old fillies.
Objection - a claim of foul lodged by one jockey against another.
Odds-on - a payoff that would be less than even money.
Off side - right side of a horse.
Off track - a track that is not fast.
Official - a sign displayed when results are confirmed. Or, a racing official.
Off the board - describes a horse that finishes worse than third.
Off-track betting - OTB; wagering at legalized betting outlets run by racetracks, companies specializing in pari-mutuel betting, or, in New York State, by independent companies chartered by the state. Wagers at OTB's are usually commingled with on-track betting pools.
On the board - describes a horse that finishes first, second, or third.
Out of the money - a horse that finishes worse than third.
Overlay - a horse whose odds ware greater than its potential to win.
Overnight - a sheet published by the racing secretary's office listing the entries for an upcoming race card.
Overnight race - a race in which entries close a specific number of hours before running (ex: 48 hours), as opposed to a stakes race for which nominations close weeks or months in advance.
Pacesetter - a horse that is running in front or on the lead.
Paddock - area where horses are saddled and paraded before a race.
Pari-mutuel - the form of wagering existing at all US tracks today in which odds are determined by the amount of money bet on each horse. In essence, bettors are competing against each other not against the track, which acts as an agent, taking a commission on each bet to cover purses, taxes and operating expenses.
Parlay - a multi-race bet in which winnings are subsequently bet on each succeeding race.
Part-wheel - using a key heroes(s) in different, but not all possible, exotic wagering combinations.
Past performances - a line-b-line listing of a horse's race record, plus earnings, connections, bloodlines, and other pertinent information.
Patrol judges - officials who observe the progress of a race from various vantage points around the racing strip.
Pedigree - a written record of a Thoroughbreds family tree.
Phenylbutazone - a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication legal in certain amounts for racehorses in many states. Normally administered 24 to 48 hours before race time. Also called Bute or Butazolidin.
Photo finish - a result so close that the stewards have to review the finish line photo to determine the order of finish.
Pick (number) - a type of multi race wager in which the winners of designated races must be picked. Ex: pick 3 or pick 6.
Placed - finishing second or third in a race. A stakes-placed horse is one that has finished second or third in a stakes but has not won a stakes.
Place bet - a wager in which the bettor collects if the horse finishes first or second. However, if the horse wins, the bettor receives only the place payout.
Plater - a horse that runs in claiming races.
Points of call - a horse's position at various locations on the race track where its running position is noted on a chart. The locations vary with the race distance and usually correspond to the fractional times also noted on the chart.
Pole - markers placed at measured distances around the track and identified by distance from the finish line. Ex: The quarter pole is a quarter of a mile from the finish.
Pool - the total money bet on entire field to win, place, and show.
Post parade - horses going from the paddock to the starting gate (post), parading past the stands.
Post position - a position in the starting gate from which a horse breaks. Numbered from the rail outward.
Post time - the designated time for a race to start.
Prep - training; an event that precedes another, more important, engagement.
Purse - a race for money or other prize to which the owners do not contribute.
Quinella - a wager in which the first two finishers must be picked in either order.
Rabbit - a speed horse running as an entry with another, usually late-running horse. The rabbit is expected to set a fast pace to help its stablemate's chances.
Race-day medication - medication given on race day; most medications, with the exception of Lasix, are prohibited in almost all racing jurisdictions.
Racing secretary - an official who drafts conditions for races, writes the condition book, and usually serves as handicapper.
Restricted race - a race restricted to certain starters either because of their place of birth or their previous winnings.
Roan - a horse's coat color that is a mixture of red and white hairs or brown and white hairs. The Jockey Club classifies this coat color under the label "gray/roan."
Route - when the pasterns of a horse hit the track in a race or workout, causing abrasions. Also a bandage to prevent injury from running down.
Saddle cloth - a cloth under the saddle on which the number denoting the horse's post position is displayed for races.
Scale of weights - fixed imposts to be carried by horses in a race determined according to age, sex, season and distance.
Scratch - to remove a horse from a race before the race goes off.
Show - third position at the finish
Show bet - a wager in which the bettor collects if his horse finishes first, second, or third, but he only collects the show payout.
Silks - the jacket and cap worn by riders.
Simulcast - a live television transmission of a race to other tracks, off-track betting facilities, or other outlets for wagering.
Sire - the father of a horse; a stallion that has produced a foal that has won a race.
Sixteenth - one-sixteenth of a mile; a half-furlong; 110 yards; 330 feet.
Sloppy (track) - a condition of track surface in which it is saturated with water and standing water is visible.
Slow (track) - condition of track surface in which the surface and base are both wet.
Soft (track) - condition of the turf course with a large amount of moisture.
Sophomore- a three-year-old horse.
Sound - term used to denote a Thoroughbreds health and freedom from disease or lameness.
Speed Figure - a handicapping tool used to assign a numerical value to a horse's performance. See Beyer speed figure.
Sprint - a race distance of less than one mile in Thoroughbred racing.
Stakes - the highest class of race. A race in which an entry fee is paid by the owners of the horses starting and those entry fees are added to the purse; thus, a stakes is often referred to as an added-money race. Also, invitational races (no entry fee required) with a large purse (usually $50,000 or more) are regarded as stakes races.
Stakes-placed - a horse that competes mainly in stakes race but that may not have actually won a stakes.
Stallion - an entire male horse used for the purpose of breeding.
Starter - a racing official in charge of the starting gate. A horse that runs in a race.
Starter allowance - a particular kind of race written to allow claiming horses that have improved from their earlier form to run in a non-claiming event.
Starter handicap - the same type of race as a starter allowance except that the horses are assigned weights by the handicapper rather than determining them from allowance conditions.
State-bed - a horse bred and/or foaled in a particular state in a manner that meets all the criteria set down down by state law and racing commission rules, and thus is eligible to compete in special races.
Stayer - a horse that can run long distances.
Stewards - racing officials who uphold the rules of racing at a racetrack. They answer to the state racing commission, and their decisions can be appealed to that body.
Steeplechase - a race in which horses jump over a series of obstacles on a turf course.
Straight wager - w wager to win, place or show
Stretch runner - a horse that runs its fastest nearing the finish of a race.
Superfecta - a wager in which the bettor must pick the first four finishers in a race in exact order.
Takeout (take) - commission deducted from mutuel pools that is shared by the track, horsemen, and the state.
Thoroughbred - a distinctive breed of horse used for flat and steeplechase racing.
Tongue-tie - a strap or tape bandage used to tie down a horse's tongue to prevent it from choking him in a race or workout.
Top line - a Thoroughbreds breeding on the sire's side (sire line). Also, the visual line created by the horse's back.
Top weight - the high weight in a race.
Totalizator - an intricate machine that sells betting tickets, records total of straight win, place, and show pools, and keeps track of amount bet on each horse in the tree categories; shows odds to win on each horse in the field and complete payoffs after the finish.
Tote board - the electronic totalizator display in the infield, which presents up-to-the -minute odds. It also may show the amounts wagered in each mutuel pool as well as information on jockey and equipment changes, etc.
Track bias - a racing surface that seems to favor a particular running style, such as front-running, or position, such as the rail.
Track record - fastest time at various distances made at a particular course.
Trifecta - a wager in which the bettor must pick the first three finishers in a race in exact order.
Trifecta box - a trifecta wager in which all possible combinations using a given number of horses are bet upon.
Turf - grass as opposed to dirt racing surfaces; when capitalized in a sentence, denotes the entire racing industry.
Turn downs - rear shoes that are turned down three-quarters of an inch at the ends to provide better traction on an off track. This kind of shoe is illegal in some racing jurisdictions.
Underlay - a horse bet at shorter odds than would appear warranted judging by its past performances.
Walkover - a race in which only one horse competes after all others are scratched or no other horses are entered.
Washy - when a horse breaks out in a nervous sweat before a race.
Weight-for-age - fixed scale of weights to be carried by horses according to age, sex, distance of race, and month.
Wheel - betting all possible combinations in an exotic wager using at least one horse as the key.
Wire-to-wire - to lead in a race from gate to the finish line.
Yielding - condition of the turf course with a lot of moisture in it causing horses to sink into it noticeably.