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Welcome to the Memsie Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Naughty Naughty….
  • VBigBets – Anamoe very impressive….
  • VBet – Dare to Hope – Fighting pancreatic cancer……
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Group Racing in VIC & NSW….
  • VKeeping – VBOOST….
  • VFeature Racing – 32 races now online……..
  • VPromotions – VPromo this week….
  • VFacts – Memsie Stakes first run in 1899…..
  • VRefer – Mention us to Friends and Family….
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


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Kid 2: “Yeah, I was a virgin until last night .”
Kid 1: “As if.”
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Kid 1: “I don’t have a sister.”
Kid 2: “You will in about nine months.”


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

  • Randwick Race 8 – Anamoe $8k TF at $2.60 Credit of $12,800 to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was at Moonee Valley:

  • Moonee Valley Race 9 – The Garden $6k BOB at $3.30 Loss of $6k to the VICBET Client..

Don’t forget, 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……


With the $100 VBET… We will ask someone on the VICBET Client list to have a pick and if the selection wins we will donate the winnings to a great cause fighting pancreatic cancerDare to Hope…. The selection is chosen and the $100 VBET is for R8 at Caulfield$100 on Alligator Blood at $5.50……

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 for all Horses, Trots and Dogs. 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….


The Better Races are starting to hot up with Group Racing in Melbourne and Sydney this weekend. The clear highlight is the Group 1 Memsie Stakes. On the Overseas front there are some Group Races from Europe this upcoming week as well………


Just a reminder about the VICBET VBOOST. The Max increase is $1k & if for some reason your account is not activated for the VBoost let us know on the VICBET Live Chat….


Spring is upon us and here at VICBET we have 32 Future Races online to have a browse at. This week the VSPECIAL is in The George Main Stakes. Anamoe was impressive as anything on the weekend and has shortened big time for all the main races. She is a strong $2.50 favourite for this race and this week we are offering a boost of $3.20 for the Cox Plate favourite! 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 $1k MAX stake and the first 25 people only, expires at midnight Sunday 28th August……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


Saturday VPromo:

Tomorrow – The five venues are Caulfield, Rosehill, Eagle Farm, Morphettville and Belmont. Have a Fixed Odds Win on any runner at any of the five venues listed and if your horse runs second or third we will refund your stake back as a bonus up to $25. First WIN bet on each respective race only and VBoost Bets are not eligible. Note the races must have eight or more runners in them to be eligible for the VPromo and if the Fav is under $2 then the VPromo is not applicable….Also if your account is restricted in any way like Minimum Bet Limit (MBL) then the VPromo does not apply….In the interest of fair play anyone only betting $25 bets on the VPromo races will be removed from the list…..


The Memsie Stakes was first run in 1899 and is worth $1m with $600k going to the winner. Lord has won the most Memsies with four wins from 1958 to 1961, but the most famous winner has to be Australia’s greatest ever racehorse – Phar Lap in 1931. The race is often used as a lead-up race by good horses preparing for the longer feature races such as the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup. Such horses typically compete against less glamorous, and usually fitter, sprinter-milers who have been trained specifically for this race. Speed and fitness seem to prevail over class about half the time, as can be seen in the list of recent winners. As the race comes early in the Spring, it will often indicate how well a horse has come back after its customary winter spell. There is sometimes just as much interest in the horses running on well from the back of the field, as there is in the actual winner. A good run by a staying horse in this race is often a good indicator of a successful Spring Carnival to come. The list of previous winners of the race contain recent champions, including Sincero, So You Think, Weekend Hussler, Makybe Diva, Sunline, Naturalism, Rancho Ruler, Manikato, and famous champions from the 20th century Galilee, Rising Fast, Comic Court, Lord (four times), Ajax (three times) and Phar Lap….Let’s have a look at some of the great Memsies in recent times – CLICK HERE


Many people think we are one of those Corporate outfits but that is not the case. With an emphasis on the three codes of Horse Racing, Dogs and Trots 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 very approachable, 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 very much in advance…….Feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions about any Racing/Bookmaking Matters….The best way is Live Chat or call our mobiles…….


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 horseraces, trots and dogs through to about 5am every night or whenever the last race is run…Confirming the BOB is to Win $6k on all Non-Metros ($3k Country WA), $10k on Wednesday Metros, $15k on Saturday Metros and to Win $20k on Group One Races………..

Good Luck, Stay Safe and Happy Punting…….