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Welcome to the Vain Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Raining Joke…..
  • VBigBets – Schabau leads all the way to start the day well for punters…..
  • VBet – Barry J wins this week’s $100 VBET….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Group Races in Melb, Syd and Adel….
  • VKeeping – Any old photos of bookmakers will be appreciated……
  • VFeature Racing – 34 races now online……..
  • VPromotions – First four races of the day…..
  • VFacts – Vain Stakes first run in 1992…..
  • VRefer – Mention us to Friends and Family….
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


A young man went into confession crying, and told the priest: “Forgive me father for I have sinned”. “What have you done?” asked the priest. “A few weeks ago I went to the library. I remained there until closing time and when I was about to go home, rain started pouring down. It was so intense I had to wait in the library. I had waited for a while with the librarian, a young attractive single girl, then one thing led to another, and I ended up sleeping with her”. The man stopped talking but kept weeping. “Well don’t cry, it’s a sin but it is not that bad. You should say five Hail Marys and it will be forgiven”. Said the priest. “But it doesn’t end there” the man kept sobbing. “a few days later my elderly neighbour asked me to help her with her computer. Her husband was hospitalized and she couldn’t send an email to her son. I went there and fixed the problem, but when I was about to leave, rain started pouring down. It was really stormy and I had to wait. One thing led to another and I ended up sleeping with the old lady” the man cried. “Oh dear well that makes it harder indeed, but still – you should say 15 Hail Marys and you will be forgiven” Said the priest. “Oh I’m afraid the worst part is still ahead” cried the man. “Yesterday I went to the barber. I was his last client that day. As soon as he finished and was about to close the shop rain started pouring down so intensely, I had to wait with him. One thing led to another and I ended up sleeping with him as well” the man cried. “Oh dear, it is indeed worse than I thought” said the priest. “So what should I do father?” the man asked. “Well” answered the priest, “you should get the hell out of here before it starts raining!”.


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

  • Flemington Race 1 – Schabau $5k BOB at $4 Credit of $15k to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was at Doomben:

  • Doomben Race 7 – So Clever $10k BOB at $1.75 Loss of $10k 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 Barry J. Thanks for  setting up an account earlier this year Barry, 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, Sydney and Adelaide this weekend. On the Overseas front there are some Group Races from Europe this upcoming week…..


We are getting closer with our updated VICBET website, if anyone has some old photos of Bookmakers, the Betting Rings or similar please send through to us. For your trouble we will add a bonus into your VICBET account…..Thanks in Advance…..


It feels like only yesterday but the Spring is upon us and here at VICBET we have 34 Future Races online to have a browse at. This week the VSPECIAL is in The Kosciuszko. It’s Me is an undefeated mare and is looking to go back to back in this $1.3 million race. It is a $4.40 chance at the moment and this week we are offering a VBOOST increase up to $6 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 13th August……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


VICBET Early Races Promo – This week we have a money back special in the first four races of the day at Caulfield. Simply, have a Fixed Odds Win Bet in any of Races 1 to 4 at Caulfield on Saturday and if your horse runs second, we will refund your stake back up to $50. First Fixed Odds bet on each respective race only and you will need to register your interest via return email or Live Chat…..Note: This VPromo is for active VICBET Clients only…..


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 & 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


With an emphasis on Horse Racing solely, at the present time, 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…….