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Welcome to the Tancred Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – The Byron Hippie…..
  • VBigBets – Maybe Need New Friends does need new friends ?
  • VBet – Nelson D wins this week’s $100 VBET….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Another big day in Sydney….
  • VKeeping – 24/7 Live Chat….
  • VFeature Racing – Eduardo and Nature Strip….
  • VPromotions – WTF Promo………
  • VFacts – Tancred Stakes first run in 1963….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


A Byron Hippie is in a bus and sees a very beautiful lady and he goes to the lady and asks “Can I go with you?”, the lady replies by saying “Sorry I can’t, I am a Nun my body and my soul belongs to the Lord.” The hippie then walks away and starts to exit the bus because he has arrived at his bus stop. However, as he is getting off the bus the driver says “You know that Nun you were chatting to, well she always goes to the cemetery and prays so you should go there and dress up like Jesus”. The hippie then says what a brilliant idea, I will do that when it is dark. He then goes to the cemetery and sees the Nun praying, he put his Jesus outfit on, wanders over and in the darkness and says to the Nun he would like to be with her. He says he shall forgive her sins and she says yes and they start to make love. When they are done the hippie rips his Jesus outfit off and says surprise its me – the Hippie! Then the Nun rips her dress off, her tunic and the headpiece to cover the face and screams surprise its me the Bus Driver!


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

  • Rosehill Race 8 – Eduardo $5k Best Tote at $6.30 – Credit of $26,500 to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was at Bendigo:

  • Bendigo Race 5 – Need New Friends $8k BOB ($2.15 to $2.40) Loss of $8k 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 Nelson D. Thanks for continued patronage Nelson…..Good Luck with your free $100 VBET Nelson….

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….


Another big day at Rosehill on Saturday. It is headlined by the Group 1 Tancred Stakes, as well as the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes. There are also two Group 2 races and four Group 3 races. At Caulfield there is two Group 3 races and finally a Group 2 race at Ascot. Enjoy Easter and if getting to a Race Meeting over the Long weekend the best of luck……


VICBET is operating on every Thoroughbred Race all over the world at all different hours of the day. Live Chat is 24/7 so if you have any issues, feel free to jump on and speak to one our friendly staff…..


The Future Races are all online now with 15 races to have a browse at. This week the VSPECIAL in the upcoming TJ Smith Stakes. Eduardo looks hard to beat after its last two runs and it shares the favoritism with Nature Strip at $4.60 a piece. This week we are offering a VBOOST increase up to $6 for the two stars. 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 2nd April……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


This week we have an Easter WTF Promo. WTF stands for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday! This week when you make your first deposit on any of these three days, you get an extra 10% added to your deposit on each of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, simply jump on Live Chat after depositing to remind us! The Max Bonus is $500. (Note: the money needs to be turned over once on the day and excludes wagers on odds-on Favs under $2)


Harry Tancred came to thoroughbred racing after building up with his brothers one of the largest companies in the Australian meat industry. Tancred raced many horses, the best of which was High Caste who won 33 races carrying his colors. He was elected to the Committee of the Sydney Turf Club in 1941, appointed Vice-Chairman in 1945, served as Chairman from 1953-59, and retired from the Committee in 1961. As Chairman Tancred encouraged new ideas. Once satisfied as to the merits of a proposal he brought all his tenacity and drive to achieve its implementation. The photo finish, mobile starting stalls, and electronic timing devices were cases in point where the STC was a forerunner for developments which have since become standard equipment at racecourses. Tancred also presided over the Committee when it inaugurated Australia’s premier race for two-year-old’s, the Golden Slipper Stakes. The Tancred Stakes was first run in 1963 and was won by Maidenhead. There have been 10 mare winners with last Saturday’s Ranvet Stakes winner Verry Elleegant the most recent last year.  John Hawkes is the most successful trainer with five while Shane Dye has also won on five occasions. They combined with the great Octagonal to win in 1997. Since the race became WFA, only Kingston Town (1980) and Tie The Knot (1999) have done the Tancred Stakes/Sydney Cup double. Almandin became the fifth winner of the Melbourne Cup to also win the Tancred – Hyperno won it before winning at Flemington but Makybe Diva, Ethereal and Might And Power were successful afterwards. Notable winners of the Tancred Stakes include Tails (1972), Apollo Eleven (1973), Hyperno (1978), Kingston Town (1980), Bonecrusher (1986), Beau Zam (1988), Our Poetic Prince (1989), Sydeston (1990), Octagonal (1996, 1997), Might And Power (1998), Tie The Knot (1999, 2000), Ethereal (2002), Makybe Diva (2005), Eremein (2006), Hartnell (2015), Preferment (2016), Jameka (2017), Almandin (2018), Avilius (2019) and Verry Elleegant (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…….