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Welcome to the Stradbroke Handicap Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Eggcitement……
  • VBigBets – Late money for Curran prevails…..
  • VBet – Jeremy P wins this week’s $100 VBET….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Six Group Races at Eagle Farm…
  • VKeeping – POLI…..
  • VFeature Racing – Zaaki….
  • VPromotions – Group Race Bonus and Overseas Promo…
  • VFacts – Stradbroke first run in 1890, watch the 1992 race…..
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


His wife was standing in the kitchen preparing soft boiled eggs and toast for breakfast, wearing only the T-shirt that she had slept in the night before. As he walked in, still half asleep, he said “Wow, breakfast”, I am starving”. She turned to him and said softly, “You’ve got to make love to me right here now and make it quick!” So without a moments hesitation, he embraced her and then made love on the kitchen table. Afterwards she said, “Thanks,” and then returned to the cooker, still wearing her T-shirt. Happy, but a little puzzled, he asked, “What was that all about?” She explained, “The egg timer’s broken.”


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

  • Flemington Race 8 – Curran $5k Fixed at $4.60 – Credit of $18k to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was at Rosehill:

  • Rosehill Race 5 – Rammstein $10k TF ($3.10 – $3.40) Loss of $10k 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 Jeremy P. Thanks for the feedback about the Promo Jeremy and setting up an account in Feb…..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….


On Saturday the highlight is the time honored Stradbroke Handicap meeting conducted at Eagle Farm over 1,400m. The support card includes the Group 1 JJ Atkins Plate over the same distance as the Stradbroke and the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate over 2,200 metres. On Sunday we have the Swan Hill Cup, all the interstate venues plus all the overseas twilight action including Group 1 racing from Japan. On Monday there is all the Public Holiday action from all over Australia including Warwick Farm, Mornington, Ballina and Cairns……


If you are making a POLi Payments deposit and an error appears we have been able to get to the bottom of it. In your computer settings or phone settings in Safari you must have Cookies enabled and also the Prevent Cross-Site Tracking must be turned off. Any questions about this please jump on the VICBET Live Chat….


The Future Races are all online now with twelve races to have a browse at. This week the VSPECIAL is in The Cox Plate. Zaaki is dominating the market at a $3.70 quote. This week we are offering a VBOOST increase of $5 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 11th June……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


Same VPromo as the last few weeks, but this upcoming Saturday it is better as there are six Group Races at Eagle Farm. Have a Fixed Odds Win Bet on either the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap or any of the other five Group Races and if your horse runs second, we will refund $50 of your stake back and if you run third we will refund your stake up to $25. 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 Group races so have the chance of a $300 bonus. There must be eight runners in the race for the VPromo to apply. To be eligible for this VPromo and register your interest simply reply to the VNEWS or jump on Live Chat up to midnight on Friday 11th June.

We have a new Overseas VPromoThe V-International Promo. It is starting tonight and is on every night. It commences after 10pm for all the “Night Owls”. Quite simply if you have a bet and if your selection runs second then the first person to jump on Live Chat can have their bet refunded up to $50. This applies to all bets that are $2 and over and in fields of six or more…..


The Group One Stradbroke Handicap was first run in 1890 and is the highlight of the Brisbane Winter Carnival. The Race is named after Lord Stradbroke who was a relative of Henry John Rous (1795-1877). Rous was appointed the Public Handicapper in 1855 in England and in this role he devised and introduced the “Weight-For-Age” (WFA) scale for all Thoroughbred racing that is still in use today. So every time you see WFA you will know who invented it. Past winners of the Stradbroke Handicap include Wiggle (1958), Persian Lyric (1961), Winfreux (1965), Cabochon (1968), Divide And Rule (1970), Rajah Sahib (1971), Triton (1972), Campaign King (1988), Rough Habit (1991/1992), All Our Mob (1994), Dane Ripper (1997), Show A Heart (2002), Private Steer (2003), Black Piranha (2009/2010), Srikandi (2015) and Santa Ana Lane (2018). Watch the mighty Rough Habit win the Stradbroke Hcp in 1992, the run up on the rails is truly unbelievable, look for the blue cap running last with 400 metres to go,  to watch – 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…….