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Welcome to the Newmarket Handicap Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Tactical move from Bill….
  • VBigBets – Lunar Fox with a massive upset at 300/1…..
  • VBet – Thomas H wins this week’s $100 VBET….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Super Saturday……
  • VKeeping – Keep sending in the jokes…….
  • VFeature Racing – $4 for both picks in the All-Star Mile….
  • VPromotions – Group 1 Promo……
  • VFacts – Newmarket first run in 1874….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


83 year old Bill was just going to bed when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the garage, which she could see from the bedroom window. Bill opened the back door to go turn off the light, but then he saw there were three men breaking in to his garage. He called the police and said, “Get over here quickly, there’s three burglars trying to break in to my garage on Maple Drive!” The dispatcher replied, “I see, sir. Is your garage detached from your house?” He said, “Yes, but never mind that these bastards are breaking in and stealing from me!” The police dispatcher said, “All patrols are busy at the moment. You should lock your doors and stay inside. An officer will be along when one is available.” Bill said, “Okay.” He hung up the phone and counted to 30. Then he called the police again. “Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my garage. Well, you don’t have to worry about them anymore, because I just shot them,” and he hung up. Within five minutes, six police cars, a SWAT team, a helicopter, a paramedic and an ambulance showed up at the old man’s residence and caught the burglars red handed. One of the police officers said to Bill, “I thought you said that you’d shot them?!”

Bill replied, “I thought you said there was nobody available!”


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

  • Flemington Race 2 – Mosh Music $4k TF at $5.50 – Credit of $18k to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was also at Flemington in the boil over Australian Guineas:

  • Flemington Race 7 – Tagaloa $6k BOB ($3.70 – $3.50) – Loss of $6k 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 Thomas H. Thanks for the feedback in regards to the new updated VICBET website which is coming soon Thomas. Your suggestions are much appreciated so keep them coming…….

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….


Super Saturday at Flemington is upon us with a massive day and this is why we love racing. Friday there is a Group 3 race at Newcastle but it is all about Flemington and Randwick on this upcoming Saturday. At Flemington the day is headlined by the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap as well as the Group 1 Australian Cup. There are also two Group 2 races and two Group 3 races. Randwick is then showcasing the Group 1 Randwick Guineas and the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes. There are also three Group 2 races and two Group 3 races.


Please do keep sending in the jokes for your chance to win the $100 VBET!


The Future Races are all online now with 31 races to have a browse at. This week the VSPECIAL is in the All Star Mile run at the Valley this year! Arcadia Queen and Probabeel are sharing favouritism at $3.50 and rightfully so after their blitzing runs in the Futurity Stakes a few weeks ago. This week we are offering a VBOOST increase up to $4 for both 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 5th March……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


Have a Fixed Odds win bet on all four Group One’s this upcoming Saturday, these include the Australian Cup, the Newmarket Hcp, Canterbury Stakes and the Randwick Guineas. We will then give you a free bet on any race on the day up to or equal to the smallest of the four wagers. Let’s say you have $145, $165, $315 & $135 as your four wagers then you get a FREE $135 wager on any race on the day. Simply jump on Live Chat to remind us, text or Whatsapp Tim Cleary (0433-339347) or email and the Free Bonus Bet will be added. Max is $200 and one bonus per Client, first 50 are the winners…..


The Group One Newmarket Handicap was first run in 1874 and was the brainchild of the the then VRC Committeeman and Chairman Fred Standish. He has a Group 3 race named in his honour that is run on New Year’s Day. The race is considered Australia’s premier sprint race. He wanted a six furlong (1,200 metres) race to add extra interest to the Melbourne Autumn Carnival. Apart from the Melbourne Cup it is the only other race at Flemington where 24 horses are permitted to race. It has always been run at Flemington except in 2007 where it was run at Caulfield due to the refurbishment works. It is considered Australia’s premier sprint race. The shortest priced winner was Black Caviar in 2011 at 2/11 (for the old-timers) or $1.18. Bart is the most successful trainer with eight victories & Damien Oliver the most for a jockey with three. If anyone ever wanted to see an omen how many people would have backed the winner Century in the 100th running of the race in 1973? Some of the Stars of the Turf to have won the time-honoured race are Wakeful (1901), Heroic (1926), Ajax (1938), Bernborough (1946), Century (1973), Placid Ark (1987), Special (1988), Shaftesbury Avenue (1991), Schillaci (1992), Alinghi (2005), Takeover Target (2006), Miss Andretti (2007), Black Caviar (2011), Hay List (2012) and Bivouac (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…….