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Welcome to the Bletchingly Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Big Phil…..
  • VBigBets – Dice Roll lets the punters down again….
  • VBet – Shirley T wins this week’s $100 VBET….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – The Bletchingly is the one and only Group Race…..
  • VKeeping – 100 points of ID is required…
  • VFeature Racing – Caulfield Cup…..
  • VPromotions – Top Five and last in the Bletchingly….
  • VFacts – Bletchingly Stakes first run 1994…..
  • VRefer – Mention us to Friends and Family….
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


A wife was in bed with her lover when she heard Big Phil, her husband’s key in the door. “Stay where you are,” she said to her lover. “He will be so drunk after a slab of VB and Bourbon chasers that he won’t even notice you’re in bed with me.” Big Phil lurched into bed, but a few minutes later, through his drunken, paralytic haze, he saw six feet sticking out at the end of the bed. Big Phil turned to his wife and said: “Hey, there are six feet in this bed. There should only be four. What’s going on?” “You’re so drunk darling you miscounted,” “Get out of bed and try again. You can see better from over there”. Big Phil stumbled out of bed and started counting – One, two, three, four. Oh yes, you’re right…..


Last Saturday the largest winning wager with us was at Randwick:

  • Randwick Race 4 – La Chevalee $12k BOB at $2.20 – Credit of $14,400 to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was at Flemington:

  • Flemington Race 6 – Dice Roll (Again) $6k Fixed at $3.80 Loss of $6k to the VICBET Client..

Don’t forget, we have the Daily Big Bets appearing in “Real Time” on the VICBET Home Page on the Main website, they appear as the largest wager first……


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to Shirley T. Thanks for  setting up an account in January Shirley, all the names go in the barrel and you are the lucky winner. Good Luck with your free $100 VBET….

VH2H – Head to Head Betting

VICBET H2H Betting is unique to us and is available every race day and night in two groups of three. It is the three Favourites (1st, 2nd and 3rd) combined in one H2H outcome and the second H2H is the 4th, 5th and 6th Favourites combined, excluding the Fav if it is Odds-on (under $2). This is a moving dynamic market so as the odds change for the actual race the odds will change for the H2H outcome. Also, you can pick your own H2H outcome, then simply go to our Live Chat or WhatsApp Tim Cleary (0433-339347) and he will price it up for you….


The highlight of this upcoming weekend is the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield….


For any new Clients don’t be shocked when you go to login to your VICBET Account and a screen appears requesting 100 points of ID, this simply means ID has not been forwarded to us within the 14 day grace period. If it has been done already you won’t get the annoying pop-up message, if not you will need to email a Driver’s License, Passport, front and back of any Credit/Debit Card if used and a bill showing your address……The easiest way is jumping on Live Chat and doing it there or Email to Also with a new Racing Season commencing on the 1st August it is a good idea to change your password, this is done in the “My Account” area down the left side of the website….


The Future Races are all online now with eight races to have a browse at. This week the VSPECIAL in the famous Caulfield Cup. Incentivise has won its last six races and has firmed into an outright $8 favourite. This week we are offering a VBOOST increase up to $12 for the upcoming Star. Simply reply to the VNEWS after placing your wager or jump on Live Chat and we will amend the odds for you. Note it is $500 MAX stake and the first 25 people only, expires at midnight Friday 23rd July……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


VICBET BLETCHINGLY VBONUS – Let’s do this, run 2nd – get up to $150 back, run 3rd – get up to $100 back, run 4th – get up to $50 back and run 5th – get $25 back……But there is more – Run last and you get up to $20 back…..First Fixed Odds Win bet on the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield. To be eligible for this VPromo and register your interest simply reply to the VNEWS or jump on the 24/7 Live Chat up to midnight on Friday 23rd July…..Once again for Clients with activity in 2021…..


The Group Three Bletchingly Stakes was first run in 1994 and is the last Group Race of the Racing Season. It became a Group 3 race in 1997 and is named after the former Champion Racehorse Bletchingly (1970-1993) who was much more renowned for his deeds as a Sire as he only had five race starts. At Stud in the Spring of 1975 he was an immediate success with the Famous Kingston Town in his first crop. Some of the later crops of stars included my All-Time Favourite horse Emancipation, then also Star Watch (Golden Slipper 1988), Canny Lad (Golden Slipper 1990), Canny Lass, Coronation Day, Boardwalk Angel, Spirit of Kingston, True Version. One if his Granddaughters Shantha’s Choice (Out of of Canny Lad) is the dam of the Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice.….Watch Emancipation win the 1984 Chipping Norton StakesCLICK HERE


With an emphasis on Horse Racing solely, at the present time, we are the Old Fashioned type of Bookmakers (four generations going back to 1941) concentrating purely on Horse Racing, no Sports, Harness or Greyhounds . My Late Father Allen Cleary was a Bookmaker from 1956 – 2006, his Uncle Bob was a Bookmaker from 1941 – 1961. Today it is myself Rod and my Son Tim sharing the reins. We are NOT Corporates, we work occasionally On Course at the Melbourne Metro Meetings on the Rails, however the vast majority of our turnover is Online. Once again your referrals are always very much appreciated and one of the main sources of us sourcing new Clients so thanks very much in advance…..


If you are new to VICBET in recent times a big welcome, if you have had an established account and have misplaced your login details, jump on the Live Chat, reply here to the VNEWS  or FREECALL 1300-126126…… We will forward your details to you by text and email…..

Finally we are the only Bookmaker doing the Best of the Best (BOB) on all Australian Mainland Race Meetings seven days a week plus we offer a service on Overseas races through to about 3am every night……

Good Luck and Happy Punting…….