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By Hein Kaiser

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Superstition and the Hollywoodbets Durban July: The race to predict the winner

Sometimes, for betting novices, a horse's name just feels right, and they take a flutter based on that instinct and while this intuitive approach can add excitement, it also carries a significant risk.


Predicting victory in the Hollywoodbets Durban July with its multiple participants can be as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack. The variables are challenging. In essence, the more horses on the course the higher the potential of a winning combination and a higher chance to win, lose or simply guess right.

According to die-hard punters, there is a science behind betting on a particular horse or horses.

With less than a week before the Hollywoodbets Durban July, enthusiasts and novices are studying the form and previous race performances of all eighteen runners and the two reserves. Others are checking names, numerology and consulting psychics for some insight beyond printed statistics.  

Psychic Yvonne de Bruin said the tension is mounting for many fans as the country gallops its way towards the most prestigious race day of the year, the Hollywood Bets Durban July.

“On the 6th of July, SA’s finest will be ready to “Ride the Wave” to see which horse will cross the line first. In numerological traditions, the date is an essential guideline to see which numbers hold the greatest energy for the day. Calculations indicate that the numbers five and 15 go neck in neck energetically as to who will be first to cross the line on the day.

Horoscope horses: Psychic predictions for the Hollywoodbets Durban July

The time of the race can also be instrumental in calculating the numbers. Again, the number six comes up strongly for the main race of the Durban July,” she said.  

De Bruin added that the numbers one, five, seven, eight, and 14 are also favoured for a place in the first four horses to cross the finishing line on the day.

“Taking a psychic peek into the tarot cards, I see that there will be some interesting surprises in the main race and that horses that were least expected to do well, will give it all that they have on the day and change the outcome of the favourites and the outsiders,” De Bruin shared.

“Again, the numbers five, six and one come up strongly and may hold a strong position in the outcome of the race. In this case, I am also seeing the number nine showing as coming in as a possible first four with runner 17 standing an outside chance.”

For de Bruin, it is all about the numerology adding up to a possible win. “By diving into the numerology of a horse competing in the Hollywood Bets Durban July, significant dates, and the numbers associated with the jockey, I can uncover hidden patterns and insights that guide my predictions with exciting outcomes,” said de Bruin.

“It’s not just about the physical attributes or past performances; it’s about finding the harmony in numbers and understanding how they influence the race. This deeper connection to numerology allows me to foresee potential outcomes, offering a unique edge in predicting a win or place.”

The mystic edge: Tarot cards and spiritual perspectives

“Apart from numerology,” she said. “I use tarot cards and speak to my guides to help inform the possible outcome of horse races,” she said. “Tarot cards provide insight by revealing patterns and energies surrounding the race while connecting with spiritual guides who can offer unique perspectives on the race’s dynamics and the relationships between different dimensional aspects. These methods work by tapping into the subtle energies and unseen influences that might affect the race, it helps with an intuitive understanding beyond just the physical capabilities of the horses and jockeys,” she added.

It can also be influenced by factors such as the overall vibrations of the country. After the conclusion of the Government of National Unity (GNU) and its associated optimism, punters should look for a reflection of this result in the outcome of races on the day.

Not just a pretty mane: The magic behind picking winning horses

Science site Untamed Science wrote that there are attributes that can make some horses better for running races than others and noted that physical build is not the only aspect that can impact the outcome of a race. It said scientists have found that horses that coast along during the first part of a race often have more energy to make it past the post and rack up a win in the final stretch.

Genetics significantly impacts horse racing noted the science site, with champion bloodlines fetching higher prices due to their inherited abilities and ergo, expected to translate these characteristics into racing. However, despite scientists’ tests to determine a horse’s potential, numerous factors still affect the race outcome. These tests are time-consuming and require cooperation from all participants. Thus, the best way to predict a race winner is through thorough pre-race data analysis, comparing the horse’s physical abilities, past performances, and pace to find a winning pattern.

Sometimes, for betting novices, a horse’s name just feels right, and they take a flutter based on that instinct and while this intuitive approach can add excitement, it also carries a significant risk. Relying solely on a name can lead to unpredictable outcomes, as it lacks the depth of analysis needed for a more informed decision.

From nostrils to nutrition: The science behind champion racehorses

Horses have evolved several physiological features that make them ideal for running and winning races like the Hollywood Bets Durban July, according to the Equine Science Center at Rutgers University in the United States.

These features include their ability to breathe only through their nostrils, which are positioned to maximize airflow, a unique cardiovascular system with a large heart and extensive capillary networks enhancing stamina and speed.

They also have a muscular structure rich in fast-twitch ability for powerful movements. Additionally, a diet optimised for high-energy demands supports their overall health and performance. It’s as much about breeding as it is about the care that owners and trainers put into rearing and readying a thoroughbred.

NOW READ: A beginner’s guide to betting on the Hollywoodbets Durban July

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