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Welcome to the Blue Diamond Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – The Gay Jackaroo….
  • VBigBets – Bivouac disappoints…..
  • VBet – Tony P wins this week’s $100 VBET….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Blue Diamond day without a crowd…….
  • VKeeping – Multi Bets…….
  • VFeature Racing – $10 for Fifty Stars in Aust Cup….
  • VPromotions – New Overseas Promo……
  • VFacts – Blue Diamond first run in 1971….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


A successful station owner died and left everything to his devoted wife Louise. She was a very good-looking woman and determined to keep the cattle station, but knew very little about running it. She decided to place an ad in the newspaper for a station hand. Two jackaroos applied for the job. One was Gay and the other a Drunk. She thought long and hard about it, and when no one else applied she decided to hire the gay guy, figuring it would be safer to have him around the house than the drunk. The gay guy proved to be a hard worker who put in long hours every day and knew a lot about raising cattle. For weeks, the two of them worked, and the station was doing very well. Then one day, the widow said to the hired hand, “You have done a really good job, and the property looks great. You should go into town and kick up your heels.” The hired hand readily agreed and went into town one Saturday night. One o’clock came, however, and he didn’t return. Two o’clock and no hired hand. Finally he returned around two-thirty, and upon entering the room, he found the rancher’s widow sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine, waiting for him. She quietly called him over to her. “Unbutton my blouse and take it off,” she said. Trembling, he did as she directed. “Now take off my boots.” He did as she asked, ever so slowly.  “Now take off my socks.” He removed each gently and placed them neatly by her boots.  “Now take off my skirt.” He slowly unbuttoned it, constantly watching her eyes in the fire light. “Now take off my bra..” Again, with trembling hands, he did as he was told and dropped it to the floor. Then she looked at him and said, “If you ever wear my clothes into Town again, you’re fired.”


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

  • Flemington Race 5 – Zou Dancer $6k BOB at $3.60 – Credit of $15,600 to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was also at Flemington:

  • Flemington Race 8 – Bivouac $15k BOB ($2.3 – $2.15) – Loss of $15k 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 Tony P. Thanks for sending in the joke Tony. Keep sending in the jokes 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….


The Group One Blue Diamond is the highlight of the weekend’s upcoming races at Caulfield along with the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate and the Group 1 Futurity Stakes. There is also three Group Two Races at Rosehill, more Group Racing at Caulfield, Group Two Racing from Ellerslie (NZ), listed races from Ascot (WA), Launceston, Pinjarra and Group One Racing from Sha Tin (HK) on Sunday……


I often have Clients ask me about having a Multi Bet wager. On the VICBET website it is really easy, simply click on the two outcomes you would like, either TF, BT or Fixed (excluding BOB) and in the bet slip the option will appear for a Multi wager. This can also be done for the Win, Each Way and the Place. This can go be over any two meetings over any number of days, it doesn’t have to be the same day. On the VICBET website the Max is two but if you contact us we can do more for you.


The Future Races are all online now with ten plus races to have a browse at. This week the VSPECIAL is in the Australian Cup which is run in a few weeks. It is $7.50 at the moment for the Fav – Fifty Stars and this week we are offering a VBOOST increase up to $10 for the Star. 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 $250 MAX stake and the first 50 people only, expires at midnight Friday 19th February……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


VICBET Overseas Races 2nd Place Special and VIC Promo:

  1. Have a Fixed Odds Win Bet on any Non-Australian race this week from 7pm to 3am and we will give your money back as real cash if you run second (up to $25). First fixed odds bet on each respective race only and you must have had a bet in 2021 between New Years Day and today the 15th Feb to be eligible. Field must be a minimum of eight runners and the maximum is eight returns per day…..
  2. All the Victorian residents are doing it tough now as we are all currently back in Stage 4 “Lock-Down” until Wednesday Night at 11:59pm. We think it is only fair that all the Victorians residents should get “Something for Nothing”. Make a deposit up to 11:59pm on Wednesday and we will match up to $100. This is for one deposit and the Victorian residents only. Simply deposit and then reply to the VNEWS or jump on the Live Chat to let us know – Stay Safe!


The Group One Blue Diamond was first run in 1971 so this makes it the 50th running of the Famous race this upcoming Saturday. In 1971 it was won by the 5/4 ($2.25) Favourite Tolerance by a short half head and was trained by the Legendary trainer of 2 yo’s Angus Armanasco. I checked some old newspaper articles from The Age in 1971 and found Tolerance was backed in from 2/1 ($3) to 5/4 ($2.25) and the early Favourite Lemon Twist blew out from 7/4 ($2.80) all the way out to 3/1 ($4). Lemon Twist ran accordingly and was 13th in a field of 16. History does not change, you need to follow the money particularly in two year old races. The race has always been run over 1,200 metres and Trainer David Hayes has the most wins with six and Dwayne Dunn has the most wins with four for a Jockey (2005-2008). Notable winners include Manikato (1978), Rancher (1982), Bounding Away (1986), Midnight Fever (1987), Zeditave (1988), Redoute’s Choice (1999), Bel Esprit (2002), Alinghi (2004), Star Witness (2010), Sepoy (2011), Miracles Of Life (2013), Extreme Choice (2016), Catchy (2017), Written By (2018), Lyre (2019) and last year Tagaloa (2020)….


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…….