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Welcome to the Stakes Day Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Mum makes it very awkward……
  • VBigBets – W Pike too good on Written Beauty in the last…..
  • VBet – Allan D wins this week’s $100 VBET….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Stakes day…….
  • VKeeping – New website in 2021……
  • VFeature Racing – Inspirational Girl has been impressive….
  • VPromotions – Money back first four races – Stakes Day……
  • VFacts – First run in 1869 as the Melbourne Stakes……
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Punting on Stakes Day……


A Dad buys a lie detector robot that slaps you if you lie.
Dad: Son, where were you today during school hours of 8:30am to 3:30pm?
Son: At school Dad – The robot then slaps the son.
Son: Okay I was watching Iron Man 1, 2, 3 and 4  at home while you and Mum were at work – The robot slaps his son again.
Son: Okay I was watching extremely, violent movies.
Dad: What?! When I was your age I never watched those kinds of movies – The robot slaps the dad.
Mom: Haha, after all, he is your son – The robot then slaps the mom…


Yesterday the biggest winning wager with us was at Flemington, W Pike the WA Marvel too good in the “Lucky Last”:

  • Flemington Race 8 – Written Beauty $10k Fixed at $2 (Pre-Post and the SP was $1.80) – Credit of $10k to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was also at Flemington yesterday in the VRC Oaks:

  • Flemington Race 8 – Montefilia $10k Fixed at $2.05 (Pre-Post and the SP was $1.80 – Third) – 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 Allan D. Thanks for the continued patronage Allan from all the way over there in Europe. Stay safe at this hard Covid-19 time. 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.


VRC Oaks day is now over with zero punters at the track again in Melbourne, however we have 2021 to look forward to. The support card on the final day of the carnival tomorrow includes the Group 1 VRC Stakes for the sprinters, Group 2 Matriarch Stakes for the mares and the Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes for the stayers. There is Group Racing in Ascot (WA) and Rosehill along with Country Cups at Ararat and York (WA)….


We will be updating the website in 2021, any feedback on improvements you would like to see then please let us know……The best feedback via return email wins a FREE $250 bet on Saturday. Get your feedback in by return email by Noon on Saturday……


The futures are back online now with eight races to browse at. This week we have the Vspecial in the Railway Stakes. Inspirational Girl is dominating the market as a $3.40 favourite! This week we are offering $4 for the WA Speed Machine. 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……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


VICBET Stakes Day Promo – The same as Oaks Day. In races one to four at Flemington tomorrow, we will give you up $50 back as cash in your account if your horse runs second. First Fixed Odds Win Bet on each Race respectively and max collect is $50…….


The ‘Stakes’ were first run in 1869 and was won by Glencoe, it was originally known as the Melbourne Stakes.  The race had it’s name change in 1937 and was named after a former chairman of the Victoria Racing Club, Lauchlan Kenneth Scobie (“L.K.S.”) MacKinnon (1861–1935). In 2016 the LKS Mackinnon Stakes was moved from Derby Day and renamed the Emirate Stakes. The move of the Stakes to the final day of the Carnival has marked the end of an era with Melbourne Cup runners no longer able to win the MacKinnon Stakes and the Melbourne Cup in the same week. The Mackinnon Stakes has rightfully had it’s name reinstated two years ago in 2018. The following thoroughbreds have won the MacKinnon StakesMelbourne Cup in the same year: Malua (1884), Carbine (1890), Phar Lap (1930), Peter Pan (1932, 1934), The Trump (1937), Comic Court (1950), Delta (1951), Dalray (1952), Rising Fast (1954), Rain Lover (1968), At Talaq (1986), Empire Rose (1988), Let’s Elope (1991) and Rogan Josh (1999)……


We are the Old Fashioned type of Bookmakers (four generations going back to 1941). 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, 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 each night……

Good Luck and Happy Punting on the final day of Cup Week…..