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Welcome to the Sandown Classic Day Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Robbie and his Camping mates……
  • VBigBets – Bivouac does it easy…..
  • VBet – Alistair F wins this week’s $100 VBET….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Classic Day…
  • VKeeping – TF the Place Betting……
  • VFeature Racing – Kay Cee in the Railway…..
  • VPromotions – Money back Classic Day……
  • VFacts – Who was Kevin Heffernan?……
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Punting on Stakes Day……


Four great friends from Frankston, on the edge of the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne, Geoff, Joey, Longy and Robbie spent weeks planning the perfect boys trip away, camping, drinking, golf and all the fun stuff that goes with it. Two days before the group is to leave, Robbie’s wife puts her foot down and tells him he is not going.  Robbie’s friends were very upset that he can’t go, but what could they do? Two days later, the three get to the camping site, only to find Robbie sitting there with a beer in his hand, tent set up, firewood gathered, and supper cooking on the fire. “Damn man, how long you been here and how did you talk your wife into letting you go?” Well, I’ve been here since last night. Yesterday evening I was sitting in my chair and my wife came up behind me and put her hands over my eyes and said, ‘Guess who’? I pulled her hands off and saw that she was wearing a brand new hot nightie. She took my hand and took me to our bedroom. The room had two dozen candles and rose petals all over. She had on the bed, handcuffs and ropes! She told me to cuff her and tie her to the bed which I did. And then she said, ‘Now you can do whatever you want.’ So here I am…!”


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

  • Flemington Race 6 – Bivouac $8k Best Tote at $3.30 – Credit of $18,400 to the VICBET Client…..

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

  • Flemington Race 5 – Pondus $10k Fixed at $2.15 (Pre-Post) – Loss of $10k to the VICBET Client..

We have the Daily Big Bets appearing in “Real Time” on the VICBET Home Page on the Main website……


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to Alistair F. Thanks for the continued patronage Alistair. We appreciate everyone sending the jokes in (some good, some not so good) 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 up for you.


The 2020 Spring Carnival is over after tomorrow and what a different one it is, once again zero punters at the track in Melbourne, however we have 2021 to look forward to. We have six Group races at Sandown highlighted by the Sandown Classic or what is now known as the Group 2 Zipping Classic. In WA there is three Group 3 races and for the New Zealand fans there is the Group 1 New Zealand 1,000 Guineas and the Group 3 New Zealand Cup at Riccarton along with the Group 2 Tauranga Stakes at Tauranga on Saturday……


Lots of people have been asking us about the Top Fluc (TF) betting particularly with the TAB’s meltdown last weekend, what a disaster it was. In fields of 5-7 we do TF for the Win, EW and place. In fields if 8-9 we do TF for the Win, in fields of 10-11 we do TF for the Win and EW and finally in fields of 12+ it is TF for the Win, EW and the place. I believe we are the only Bookmaker doing the TF for the EW and the place, remembering the TF place is 1/4 in the larger fields and 1/3 in the fields 5-7……..Also thanks for all the people that sent feedback about suggestions relating to our updated website in 2021, the best five shared the $250 getting $50 each…..


The futures are all online now with eight races to browse at. This week we once again have the Vspecial in the Railway Stakes. Kay Cee is a clear second Fav in the market at $4.40 favourite! This week we are offering $5.50 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 Noon tomorrow……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


VICBET Classic Day Promo – In the last two races tomorrow at Sandown, we will give you up $75 back as cash in your account if your horse runs second. First Fixed Odds Win Bet on each Race respectively and max collect is $75…….Don’t forget the VBoost, available on Live Chat three times a day….


Who was Kevin Heffernan? Kevin was a longtime Victoria Amateur Turf Club (VATC) and Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) Committeeman who passed away in 2012. The third race at Sandown tomorrow is named in his honour and it is a Group 3 race over 1,300 metres. Kevin was a very good friend of mine and when I commenced Bookmaking in 1992 he helped me immensely and I have never forgotten all the advice and help I received from Kevin, one of life’s True Gentleman he was. Sometimes we need reminders of friends and families who have passed on so it is always good to reflect and think of those memories. The race tomorrow named in Kevin’s honour has had Group 3 status since 2013 and some notable winners of the Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes include Teleplay (2019), Lucky Hussler (2016), Famous Seamus (2015), Lankan Rupee (2013), Mid Summer Music (2012), Soul (2011), Lucky Secret (2009), Tesbury Jack (2006), Bomber Bill (2005), Century Kid (2002) and Sports (2000)….


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 On Course at the Melbourne Metro Meetings on the Rails (when there are people at the track), 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 in advance…….


If you are new to VICBET in recent times 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 3am on Monday to Friday……

Good Luck and Happy Punting…….