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Welcome to the Golden Slipper Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – The Burglar and the Parrot
  • VBigBets – California Zimbol wipes us out
  • VBet – Ben T wins this week’s $100 VBET….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Sydney’s best day on the calendar
  • VKeeping – Updated VICBET website getting closer.
  • VFeature Racing – Getting in early for the Everest
  • VPromotions – Slipper Promo for 2nd, 3rd & 4th………
  • VFacts – Golden Slipper first run in 1957….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


Late one night a burglar broke into a house and while he was sneaking around he heard a voice say, “Jesús is watching you.” He looked around and saw nothing. He kept on creeping around looking to see what he could steal and again he heard, “Jesús is watching you.” In a dark corner, he saw a cage with a parrot inside. The burglar asked the parrot, “Was it you who said Jesús is watching me” The parrot replied, “Yes it was.” Relieved, the burglar then asked, “What is your name?” The parrot said, “Clarence.” The burglar said, “That’s a very stupid name for a parrot. What idiot named you Clarence?” The parrot answered, “The same idiot that named the Rottweiler Jesús, would you like me to tell you what Jesus did to the last burglar?”


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

  • Rosehill Race 5 – California Zimbol $10k BT at $3.20 – Credit of $22k to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was at Moonee Valley:

  • Moonee Valley Race 5 – Cherry Tortini $12k BOB ($1.75 – $1.85)Loss of $12k 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 Ben T. Thanks for continued patronage Ben…..Good Luck with your Slipper bet on Artorius, currently $8 so your $12 from a little while back looks good…

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….


To begin a big week of racing, we head back to the Valley on Friday night! Moonee Valley is hosting the Group 1 William Reid Stakes as well as  Group 2 and Group 3 races. Saturday is an exciting day for Sydney Racing fans with Rosehill hosting their biggest day on the calendar. It kicks off with the Group 1 Golden Slipper. There is also the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes, Group 1 Galaxy, Group 1 George Ryder Stakes and the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas. It doesn’t end there! Over in Ascot there is also a Group 3 racing……


The new updated VICBET website is getting closer, we will be asking for some suggestions in the next few weeks on things you would like to see appearing…..Stay Tuned….


The Future Races are all online now with 20 races to have a browse at. This week we are going a few months away with the VSPECIAL in the Everest! Classique Legend and Bivuoac are sharing favouritism at $6 and rightfully so! This week we are offering a VBOOST increase up to $8 for either the fancied picks. 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 19th March……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


With so much interest in last week promo, we have decided to do it again but add something extra to it! This week we are offering a massive money back special in the Golden Slipper. Have a Fixed Odds Win Bet on the race and if your horse runs second we will refund up to $200 back! If you run third, we will refund $100 of your stake back and if your selection runs fourth we will refund $50 back. First Fixed Odds Bet on the race only and you have to have had a bet in 2021 to be eligible……


The Golden Slipper Stakes was first run in 1957 with prize money of 20,000 pounds and truly is Australia’s best two year-old race. It was won by Todman who started 6 to 1 on ($1.16) and won by 8 lengths. It has been a Group 1 race since 1979 and this year the race is worth $3,500,000. Gai Waterhouse has the most wins with seven and her Dad – The Legendary T.J. Smith has six wins. Shane Dye and Ron Quinton have the most winners as jockeys with four each. As a guide to punters if you are having a wager on the Slipper you need your selection to draw barriers one to five.  In one of the most sensational performances ever to win a Golden Slipper, flying filly Belle Du Jour claimed a last stride victory after missing the start and coming from last with a whirlwind finish. The win gave jubilant trainer Clarry Conners his fourth Golden Slipper victory in ten years, and young jockey Lenny Beasley his first. The effort of Belle Du Jour denied Lee Freedman a record fifth win in the event with his filly Crowned Glory finishing a close second. Favourite Assertive Lad was a courageous third. To watch what I recall as the most amazing, freakish victory and a brilliant race call by Ian Craig in the 2000 Golden Slipper Stakes (owned by the Late Bob Hawke and John Singleton)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 (Fixed and Middle Tote available) through to about 4am every night……

Good Luck and Happy Punting…….