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Welcome to the Memsie Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – TD’s wife not talking to him….
  • VBigBets – Viral cleans up for the punters….
  • VBet – Ned F wins this week’s $100 VBET….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Group Racing in VIC & NSW….
  • VKeeping – VBOOST….
  • VFeature Racing – 32 races now online……..
  • VPromotions – Two VPromos this week, pick one…..
  • VFacts – Memsie Stakes first run in 1899…..
  • VRefer – Mention us to Friends and Family….
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


I caught up with my mate TD recently for a coffee, he is retired legendary Sydney Rugby Union Star. I said to him “What is wrong mate, you don’t seem your normal, happy, effervescent self ?”. He said his wife D isn’t talking to him. “I asked why is that?”. “She claims I completely ruined her 60th birthday. I’m not sure how that could be……I didn’t even know it was her birthday!”


Last Saturday the largest winning wager with us was at Moonee Valley:

  • Moonee Valley Race 9 – Viral $2k Fixed at $19 Credit of $36k to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was at Randwick:

  • Randwick Race 10 – Big Boy Roy $5k BOB at $5 Loss of $5k 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 Ned F. Thanks for setting up an account late last year Ned, all the names go in the barrel and today 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 Better Races are starting to hot up with Group Racing in Melbourne and Sydney this weekend. The clear highlight is the Group 1 Memsie Stakes. On the Overseas front there are some Group Races from Europe this upcoming week as well………


Just a reminder about the VICBET VBOOST. The IT guys led by the Star Hamish are working on getting this added to the website but in the meantime, we offer three boosts a day and all you have to do is place your wager at the fixed odds then jump on live chat and we will boost your odds for you. Additionally we offer an extra VBOOST of an upgrade from Middle Tote the Place to Best Tote the place once a day (up to $1k)……


Spring is upon us and here at VICBET we have 32 Future Races online to have a browse at. This week the VSPECIAL is in The George Main Stakes. Verry Elleegant and Zaaki are dominating the market around the $3 mark and are set to have a great battle! This week, we are offering a VBOOST increase up to $4 for the star gallopers. 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 27th August……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


This week, we are offering two brilliant promotions and you get to decide which one you want to take part in:

VICBET Memsie VPromo I– The first one, on the Memsie, 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 as a Wooden Spoon Bonus…..First Fixed Odds Win bet on the Group 1 Memsie 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 27th August…..

VICBET Future Races VPromo II – We have a second VPromo this week, any deposit made this week up until Midnight Friday 27th, then we will add a free 20% additional amount for a free Future Races bet. For example you deposit $2,500 for the Spring betting, then you can have a free $500 bet on the Melbourne Cup for example or any Future race of your choosing. The Max bonus is $500 and both VPromos are for regular Clients with activity in 2021…..


The Memsie Stakes was first run in 1899 and is worth $1m with $600k going to the winner. Lord has won the most Memsies with four wins from 1958 to 1961, but the most famous winner has to be Australia’s greatest ever racehorse – Phar Lap in 1931. The race is often used as a lead-up race by good horses preparing for the longer feature races such as the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup. Such horses typically compete against less glamorous, and usually fitter, sprinter-milers who have been trained specifically for this race. Speed and fitness seem to prevail over class about half the time, as can be seen in the list of recent winners. As the race comes early in the Spring, it will often indicate how well a horse has come back after its customary winter spell. There is sometimes just as much interest in the horses running on well from the back of the field, as there is in the actual winner. A good run by a staying horse in this race is often a good indicator of a successful Spring Carnival to come. The list of previous winners of the race contain recent champions, including Sincero, So You Think, Weekend Hussler, Makybe Diva, Sunline, Naturalism, Rancho Ruler, Manikato, and famous champions from the 20th century Galilee, Rising Fast, Comic Court, Lord (four times), Ajax (three times) and Phar Lap….Let’s have a look at some of the great Memsies in recent times – CLICK HERE


With an emphasis on Horse Racing solely and four generations going back to 1941 we have the personal touch as most of you know. 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 since commencing Online in 2005. We are NOT Corporates, we work On Course at the Melbourne Metro Meetings on the Rails (Non Covid times), 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…Confirming the BOB is to Win $6k on all Non-Metros ($3k Country WA), $10k on Wednesday Metros, $15k on Saturday Metros and to Win $20k on Group One Races………..

Good Luck, Stay Safe, get vaccinated and Happy Punting…….