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Welcome to the Vain Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Diesel Fitter…..
  • VBigBets – Chris Waller’s Lord Ardmore proves too good….
  • VBet – Dare to Hope – Fighting pancreatic cancer….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Group Races in Melb and Adel….
  • VKeeping – New VPromo banners added…..
  • VFeature Racing – 36 races now online……..
  • VPromotions – The Place VPromo is on 34 races today…
  • VFacts – Vain Stakes first run in 1992…..
  • VRefer – Mention us to Friends and Family….
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


Paddy and Mick were both laid off, so they went to the unemployment office: When asked his occupation, Paddy answered, “Knicker Stitcher, i sew da elastic onto ladies’ knickers and thongs.” The clerk looked up Knicker Stitcher on his computer and finding it classified as unskilled labour, he gave him £80 a week unemployment pay. Mick was next in and when asked his occupation replied. “Diesel Fitter.” Since a diesel fitter was a skilled job, the clerk gave Mick £160 a week. When Paddy found out he was furious. He stormed back into the office to find out why his friend and co worker was collecting double his pay. The clerk explained…. “Knicker Stitchers are unskilled labour and Diesel Fitters are skilled labour.” “What skill?” Yelled Paddy. ‘I sew da elastic on da knickers and thongs, then Mick puts ’em over his head and says: “Yep, diesel fitter.”


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

  • Randwick Race 7 – Lord Ardmore $10k BOB at $2.40 Credit of $14k to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was at Flemington:

  • Flemington Race 8 – Nicolini Vito $15k Fixed at $2 Loss of $15k 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……Click on the Big Bets tab on the left side…


Now with the $100 VBET… We will ask someone on the VICBET Client list to have a pick and if the selection wins we will donate the winnings to a great cause fighting pancreatic cancer –  Dare to Hope…. The selection is chosen and the $100 VBET is for R4 at Randwick today – $100 on Kokoro at $5……

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 Adelaide this weekend. On the Overseas front there are some really good Group Races from Europe this upcoming week…..We will have every race available online…..


We have added some new VPromo banners on the website, you will need to login to see them and more will be added in the next few weeks……..


It feels like only yesterday but the Spring is upon us and here at VICBET we have 36 Future Races online to have a browse at. This week the VSPECIAL is in The Kosciuszko.  The Kosciuszko is the world’s richest race for country-trained horses, carrying $2 million in prizemoney.  Front Page is the current clear Fav at $6. We are offering a VBOOST increase up to $8 for the up and comer. 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 12th August……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


We are are offering a few VPromos:

Today – The five venues are Sandown, Randwick, Doomben, Balaklava and Belmont. Have a Fixed Odds Win or Tote Bet on any runner at any of the five venues today and if your horse runs second, third or fourth we will refund your stake back as a bonus up to $20. That is 34 races to get a free bet on. First WIN bet on each respective race only and VBoost Bet’s are not eligible. Note it is for the races with eight or more runners so there are five races today not included…….Also if your account is restricted in any way like Minimum Bet Limit (MBL) then the VPromo does not apply….

Thursday – Fancy a bet on the dogs ? We are offering Best Tote the WIN on all races at Sandown Park.


The race was first held in 1992 and is named in honour of the former champion racehorse and sire Vain. The Vain Stakes is the first Group race of the new racing season for Colts and Geldings only and most of the time the assembled field is made up of returning stars on their way to bigger races, or fit, in-form winter gallopers testing themselves in stronger grade. The most prominent winners are Haradasun (2006), Starspangledbanner (2009) and Sepoy (2011)…..Now who the race is named after: Vain (1966–1991) was a champion Racehorse that dominated Australian sprint racing in the period 1968–70 when he won 12 of the 14 races he contested and ran close seconds in the other two. Vain was bred and raced by Melbourne brothers Walter, Fred, and George Johnson and was trained by Jim Moloney in the Melbourne suburb of Mordialloc. His normal jockey was Pat Hyland, who rode him to all his wins. As a two-year-old Vain was undefeated in Melbourne in the Spring of 1968 and the Autumn of 1969, winning races such as the VRC Sires Produce. Moving to Sydney, he won the Golden Slipper Stakes by four lengths and the Champagne Stakes by 10 lengths, the latter in the fastest time ever recorded for a two-year-old over six furlongs (1,200 metres). As a three-year-old, Vain won the Caulfield Guineas by three lengths, then campaigned in the VRC Spring Carnival, winning over eight days the Craven ‘A’ Stakes by 12 lengths and the Linlithgow Stakes by six lengths. In his final race, he carried a record 10 lb over weight-for-age (WFA) in winning the 1969 George Adams Handicap. Vain set an Australian prize money records as a two-year-old and three-year-old. His only defeat as a three year old was against the champion New Zealand colt Daryl’s Joy, who also won the W S Cox Plate and Victoria Derby and who later raced successfully in the United States as a stayer including winning at Group one level. Vain sired two Golden Slipper winners and was a leading sire in Australia. He is also the great-great grand-sire of Black Caviar on the dam side….Watch Vain win the 1969 Golden Slipper StakesCLICK HERE


Many people think we are one of those Corporate outfits but that is not the case. With an emphasis on the three codes of Horse Racing, Dogs and Trots we are the Old Fashioned type of Bookmakers (four generations going back to 1941). 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 very approachable, we work 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…….Feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions about any Racing/Bookmaking Matters….The best way is Live Chat or call our mobiles…….


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 have every available Overseas horse race, trots and dogs through to about 4am every night……

Good Luck and Happy Punting…….