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Welcome to the Winterbottom Stakes Day Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Dear George……
  • VBigBets – Pikey waves his wand
  • VBet – Garry R wins this week’s $100 VBET….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Group 1 Winterbottom…..
  • VKeeping – Let us know if it is your special day……
  • VFeature Racing – Classique Legend hot fav…..
  • VPromotions – Moonee Valley money back……
  • VFacts – The Winterbottom Stakes first run in 1937……
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


1st TEXT MESSAGE: Hi George, this is Richard your next door neighbour. I’ve got a confession to make. I’ve been completely riddled with guilt for a number of months and have been trying to get up the courage to tell you this face-to-face. At least I’m telling you in this text. I can’t live with myself a minute longer without your knowing about this. The truth is that when you’re not around I’ve been sharing your wife, day and night. In fact, probably much more than you. I haven’t been getting it at home recently and I know that’s no excuse, however the temptation was just too great and I can’t live with the guilt anymore. I am very, very sorry. I hope you’ll accept my sincere apology and forgive me. Please suggest a fee for usage and I’ll pay you straight away………Regards……Richard
George, feeling enraged and betrayed grabbed his gun, went next door and shot Richard dead. He returned home and shot his wife dead, then poured himself a stiff drink and sat down on the sofa. George then looked at his phone and discovered a 2nd text message from Richard.

2nd TEXT MESSAGE:  Hi George, Richard here again. Sorry about the typo on my last text. I assume you figured it out and noticed that the darned spell-check had changed “wi-fi” to “wife.” Technology, huh it does it all the time? It’ll be the death of us all.


Last Saturday the largest winning wager with us was at Ascot where Pikey waved his wand:

  • Ascot Race 8 – Inspirational Girl $10k Fixed at $3.30 – Credit of $23k to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was at Ballarat:

  • Ballarat Race 9 – The Astrologist $12k BOB ($2.15 and second) – 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……


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to Garry R. Thanks for the sending in that funny joke G. Keep sending them in 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 it up for you.


WA once again has all the Group One Racing action this upcoming weekend with the Group 1 Winterbottom. This is the second of three week’s Trilogy of Group 1 action in Perth. There is also Group 3 Racing from New Zealand, Doomben and Rosehill. On Sunday there is the Traralgon Cup along with many other venues around Australia and races overseas from Sha Tin (HK), Singapore, USA, Japan, Korea, Mauritius, England, France, Ireland, Germany, Chile, UAE,  and South Africa…..


Just a reminder about the VICBET Birthday bonus. Let us know on the day of your Birthday and there will be a bonus in your account to the age you are turning!


The futures are all online now with ten races to browse at. The Hong Kong carnival is upon us and this week we have a VSPECIAL in the Hong Kong Sprint. Gun Australian Sprinter Classique Legend is a short $1.70 favourite! This week we are offering a massive VBOOST of $2 for the dominate Everest winner. 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 $200 MAX stake and the first 50 people only, expires at midnight Friday 27th November……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


VICBET Moonee Valley Promo – Have a Fixed Odds Win Bet in races 1 to 4 at Moonee Valley this upcoming Saturday and if your horse runs second we will refund your stake up to $75. First bet on each respective race only……..


The race has grown in importance over the recent years with increases in prizemoney and class and has become Western Australia’s premier sprint race. The race is run on the middle weekend of the Perth Summer Carnival, being run the week after the Railway Stakes and WA Guineas, and the weekend before the Kingston Town Classic. The prize money was raised to $1 million in 2015. It was first run in 1937 and was previously run on Railway Stakes day, it is now the highlight of the second week of the Perth Summer Festival. The Winterbottom Stakes was originally over 1,400m but from 1993 it was shortened to 1,200m. The Winterbottom Stakes was a Principal Race then a Group 2 from 1979 to 2010 when it achieved Group 1 status after the WA Derby lost its. Since it became a Group 1 elite sprinters have run in it. Buffering was twice a winner and Ortensia won it a second time before heading on her international trek which included a G1 Al Quoz Sprint, G2 King George Stakes and G1 Nunthorpe. Subsequent G1 winners to come out of the 2016 race included Sheidel, Vega Magic and Terravista. Viddora continued the good run of form with her taking a Moir Stakes after her Perth victory. In 2008, one of the great clashes of modern elite sprinters saw Takeover Target defeat Apache Cat by a nose. Notable winners of the Winterbottom Stakes include Hey Doc (Last year), Takedown (2016), Buffering (2013/2015), Ortensia (2009/2011), Takeover Target (2001), Marasco (2006), Miss Andretti (2005), Hardrada (2002/2003), Bradson (1998), Jacks Or Better (1995), Barrosa Boy (1992), Placid Ark (1987), Jungle Mist (1985), Asian Beau (1979), Romantic Dream (1977), Starglow (1973), La Trice (1970/1971), Nicopolis (1962), Chestnut Lady (1954) and Raconteur (1952).


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 4am every night……

Good Luck and Happy Punting…….