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Welcome to the Doomben Cup Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Larry’s Bar…….
  • VBigBets – Eduardo impressive again……
  • VBet – Tammy T wins this week’s $100 VBET….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Doomben Cup the highlight……
  • VKeeping – Many Promotions…..
  • VFeature Racing – Ayrton unbeaten…..
  • VPromotions – Brisbane Group Race Bonus again……
  • VFacts – Doomben Cup first run in 1933….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


A Man goes to his first Counselling Session with the Psychologist and says, “Doctor, I badly need your help as my life is in tatters, my wife is been unfaithful to me and I am shattered that this is happening”. Every evening, she goes to Larry’s Bar and picks up men. In fact, she sleeps with anybody who asks her! I’m going completely crazy with this happening all the time. What do you think I should do?” “Firstly you need to relax,” says the Doctor, “Now take a deep breath and calm down. OK so you have calmed down now and are feeling a little more relaxed, yes that’s good”. Now this is very important question: Tell me exactly where is Larry’s bar?”


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

  • Doomben Race 7 – Eduardo $20k BOB at $1.80 – Credit of $16k to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was also at Doomben:

  • Doomben Race 6 – Senor Toba $6k BOB ($2.80 – $3.10) Loss of $6k to the VICBET Client..

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 Tammy T. Thanks for opening an  account earlier this year Tammy…..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….


This upcoming Saturday, all the interest is up north in Brisbane. Doomben is hosting the Group 1 Doomben Cup as well as a Group 2 race and two Group 3 Races…..


A reminder to visit our VICBET Promotions Page, one of the Promos that many of you may not be aware of is the Best Tote the Place Promo. We offer Middle Tote (MT) for the Place like everyone else, however once a day after you have had your Middle Tote Place bet we can amend the wager for you from Middle Tote to Best Tote. The limit is $1k for the Metro Meetings and $250 for the Non-Metro venues. It is once a day and all you need to do is have the Middle Tote Place Wager like normal then jump on the VICBET Live Chat to have your wager amended from MT to BT the Place. NOTE: Australian Race Meetings only…..


The Future Races are all online now with fifteen races to have a browse at. This week the VSPECIAL is in the Stradbroke Handicap. Ayrton is unbeaten from three starts and is a very firm favourite at $3.50. This week we are offering a massive VBOOST increase up to $4.40 for the unbeaten 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 $1k MAX stake and the first 25 people only, expires at midnight Friday 21st May……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


Same VPromo like last week, have a Fixed Odds Win Bet on any of the four Group Races at Doomben this upcoming Saturday and if your horse runs second or third we will refund your stake up to $50. It is the first Fixed Odds Win Bet on the Race that counts. The VPromo is not available for any horse that has Fixed Odds of under $2 at the time of placing your wager. You are welcome to bet on all four Group races so have the chance of a $200 bonus. There must also be eight runners in the race for the Promo to apply. To be eligible for this VPromo and register your interest simply reply with a comment to the VNEWS up to 9am on Saturday……


The Doomben Cup was first held in 1933 and the race was won by Pentheus. The race attracted an increasing number of classy gallopers over the years, which resulted in the race being promoted to Group 1 in 1980. Among the outstanding stayers to win the Doomben Cup in its early years include Bernborough in 1946, Earlwood in 1959-60, Lord Ben in 1974, and Marceau in 1978. Triple champion Rough Habit also won three in 1991 to 1993. Other notable winners include Durbridge (1994), Danewin (1995), Juggler (1996), Might And Power (1998), Defier (2004) and Scenic Shot (2008 & 2008). Only two horses have won the Doomben Cup – Brisbane Cup double, namely Lord Hybrow (1988) and Scenic Shot (2009). Two jockeys have won the race three times namely Maurice McCarten (1933, 1934, 1940) and also as a trainer in 1952 and Jim Cassidy (1991–1993) on Rough Habit. Two trainers have won the race three times, T J Smith (1973, 1976, 1978) and John Wheeler (1991–1993) with Rough Habit. Over the past two decades since 2000 only three favourites have won the Doomben Cup so keep that in mind when working out the winner….The 1992 Doomben Cup won by Rough Habit is an awesome finish – CLICK HERE to watch…..


Many people think we are one of those Corporate outfits but that is not the case. With an emphasis on Horse Racing solely 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…….