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Welcome to the Royal Ascot Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – The Employee wants a Raise…..
  • VBigBets – Gravina gets up on the rail….
  • VBet – Mark M wins this week’s $100 VBET….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Royal Ascot….
  • VKeeping – Chance for $200…….
  • VFeature Racing – Zaaki dominating….
  • VPromotions – Best Tote at Royal Ascot…
  • VFacts – Royal Ascot all the way back to 1711….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


This employee needed a raise, so he had to have that big talk with the boss that we all hate having. But this guy had a trick up his sleeve:
Employee: Excuse me sir, may I talk to you?
Boss: Sure, come on in. What can I do for you?
Employee: Well sir, as you know, I have been an employee of this prestigious firm for over twenty years.
Boss: Yes, and we’re glad to have you with us.
Employee: I won’t beat around the bush. Sir, I would like a raise. I currently have four companies after me and so I decided to talk to you first.
Boss: A raise? I would love to give you a raise, but this is just not the right time with Covid and everything. 
Employee: I understand your position, and I know that these are rough times economically, but you must also take into consideration my hard work, pro-activeness and loyalty to this company for over two decades. I want to keep working here, but that needs to go both ways.
Boss: Taking into account these factors, and considering I don’t want to start a brain drain, I’m willing to offer you a ten percent raise and an extra ten days of vacation time. How does that sound?
Employee: Great! It’s a deal! Thank you, sir!
Boss: Before you go, just out of curiosity, which companies were after you?
Employee: Oh, the Electric Company AGL it was, the Gas Company, the Water Company and Telstra…..

A deal’s a deal.


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

  • Randwick Race 4 – Gravina $10k BOB ($1.80 – $1.60) – Credit of $8k to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was at Eagle Farm:

  • Eagle Farm Race 9 – Odeum $5k Fixed at $8 Loss of $5k 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 Mark M. Thanks for  setting up an account in January Mark…..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 week it is Royal Ascot….Five consecutive days of races and most are Group Races…..Check out a great Promo below…..


We are updating the VICBET website currently and usually these things take longer than what you would anticipate, nonetheless the end result should be great. If there is a particular feature that you would like to see added to the updated VICBET website let us know by return email. The best suggestion will win $200…..


The Future Races are all online now with twelve races to have a browse at. We have decided to extend the VSPECIAL in the The Cox Plate. Zaaki was impressive once again and is now in to $3.50. This week we are offering a VBOOST increase of $4.60 for the UK Galloper. 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 20 people only, expires at midnight Friday 18th June……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


This week we have a Royal Ascot Promotion! We are offering three Best Tote bets per day over the whole carnival. Two for the Win and one for the Place! Simply place your wager at the Vic Tote and jump on Live Chat and we will fix it up for you….Max Stake is $250 per wager…..


In 1711 it was Queen Anne who first saw the potential for a racecourse at East Cote, declaring that it looked an ideal place for “horses to gallop at full stretch” while out riding. Greencoats have formed the ceremonial guard for The Monarch at Ascot since 1744. It is rumored that the velvet uniforms were originally made from material left over from curtains in Windsor Castle. By 1752 the popularity of attending the racing at Ascot was becoming apparent in social circles with the extra entertainments laid on for 18th century racegoers included cockfighting, prize-fighting, gaming tents, jugglers, ballad singers, ladies on stilts and freak shows. Until 1783, jockeys were permitted to wear whatever they liked when racing. This caused a great deal of confusion when attempting to pin down the winners of each race. Jockeys were thus instructed to wear the colors of their horse’s owners. In the late 18th century it was decided Men in the Royal Enclosure must wear top hats. What is now known as Royal Ascot started to take shape with The Gold Cup in 1807, Ascot’s oldest surviving race. The winning owners still receive a gold trophy which becomes their property. At 2pm sharp, each of the five days begins with the Royal Procession – the arrival of The Queen and the Royal party in horse-drawn landaus, which parade along the track in front of the racegoers. The inaugural Royal Procession was in 1825 with King George IV. Today Royal Ascot stages 25 days of racing throughout the year, 16 Flat meetings between the months of May and October and 9 National Hunt meetings between November and April. The Royal Meeting, commencing today is undoubtedly the most famous of these, where top class racing is combined with tradition, pageantry and style. Yeats wins the Ascot Gold Cup four times, watch it now – CLICK HERE


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…….