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Welcome to the Australian Guineas Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Randall at the Golf Club….
  • VBigBets – Defibrillate gets it this time…..
  • VBet – Jason T wins this week’s $100 VBET….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Flemington and Randwick big days……
  • VKeeping – Past VNEWS Editions…….
  • VFeature Racing – $3 for September Run….
  • VPromotions – Every Race promo is back……
  • VFacts – Chipping Norton first run in 1925….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


Several men are in a locker room of a Melbourne Metropolitan Golf Club. A mobile phone sitting on the bench starts ringing and one of the group, Randall puts the phone on speaker and begins to talk as he puts on his golf shoes. Everyone else in the room stops to listen. “Hello?” A woman says: “Honey, it’s me. Are you are the Golf Club?” Randall says: “Yes I am” The woman then says: I’m at the shopping Mall now and found this beautiful leather coat. It’s only $1,200 right now, down from $1,900, I think it is a real bargain. Is it okay if I buy it?” Randall then says: “Sure, go ahead darling if you like it that much.” The woman then says: “Oh, thanks so very much, you are the Best Husband in the World. Also I stopped by the Mercedes Dealership in Brighton this morning on the way to the shops and saw all the new models. There was one that I really really liked.” Randall then says: “How much was it?” The Woman replies: “$95,000.” Randall then says: “OK, but for that price I want it with all the optional extras.” The Woman says: “Great! Oh, and one more thing. The house that we looked at last year in Black Rock is back on the market. they’re asking for $3.5m, you know I love it with that awesome view.” Randall then says: “Well then, go ahead and make them an offer, but no more than $3.3m.” “Wow, great, I’ll get straight onto the Real Estate Agent! I’ll see you later! I love you!” Randall then replies: “Love you too, bye!” Randall hangs up. The other men in the locker room are looking at him in absolute astonishment.

Then he smiles and asks, “Anyone know whose phone this is?”


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

  • Caulfield Race 1 – Defibrillate $10k BT at $2.50 – Credit of $15k to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was also at Caulfield (Blue Diamond):

  • Caulfield Race 7 – Enthaar $8k Fixed at $2.45 – Loss of $8k 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 Jason T. Thanks for setting up an account in January Jason. Keep sending the jokes in by Live Chat or email to

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….


It is another big week of Racing coming up. We head to Launceston tomorrow with two Group 3 races including the Launceston Cup as well as a Listed race. On Saturday the feature is the Group 1 Australian Guineas at Flemington as well as a Group 2 race and two Group 3 races. Randwick there is the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes as well as the Group 1 Surround Stakes. We also have Group One Racing from Otaki (NZ) and Sha Tin (HK)….


If you would like to look at any of the past VNEWS editions including some ripper jokes, then go to


The Future Races are all online now with 31 races to have a browse at. This week the VSPECIAL is in the Newmarket Handicap which is run in a few weeks on the 6th March. September Run sure does look to have a promising future after its dashing finish in the Lighting Stakes last week. It is a $2.50 favourite at the moment and this week we are offering a VBOOST increase up to $3 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 50 people only, expires at midnight Friday 26th February……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


With two great days at both Flemington and Randwick coming up on the weekend we have decided to bring back our every race Melb/Syd Promo! Simply have a Fixed Odds Win Bet up to $50 on ANY race at Flemington and Randwick and we will give your money back as real cash if you run second. First fixed odds win bet on each respective race only and you must have had a bet in 2021  between New years Day and today the 23rd Feb to be eligible……


The Australian Guineas commenced in 1986 so I thought the Chipping Norton having a much richer history was better to talk about it. The Group One Chipping Norton was first run in 1925 and is named after the suburb Chipping Norton located in Liverpool about 30 kms south-west of Sydney. Some of the stars of the Turf to have won this time-honoured race include Phar Lap (1930), Bernborough (1946), Tulloch (1960 & 1962), Emancipation (1984), Super Impose (1991-92), Octagonal (1997) Tie the Knot (1999-2002) and Winx (2016-19). Tie the Knot and Winx have won it four times in consecutive years. The race has always been run at either Randwick or Warwick Farm and is considered the key stepping stone towards the Doncaster Handicap or the Sydney Cup. The winner is exempt from ballot for entry into both races.


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 (Fixed and Middle Tote available) through to about 4am every night……

Good Luck and Happy Punting…….