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Welcome to the Caulfield Cup Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – We are out of bread and milk….
  • VBigBets – W Pike brains them with Ole Kirk….
  • VBet – Mark K is this week’s winner…….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Caulfield Cup and the Everest…..
  • VKeeping – Open/Close account……
  • VFeature Racing – Armory $10 in the Cox Plate….
  • VPromotions – Cup Promo, win four ways……
  • VFacts – Caulfield Cup first run in 1879….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Punting on Caulfield Cup Day……


A woman, cranky because her husband was late coming home again, decided to leave a note, saying, “I’ve had enough and have left you. Don’t bother coming after me.”  Then she hid under the bed to see his reaction. After a short while, the husband comes home and she could hear him in the kitchen before he comes into the bedroom.  She could see him walk towards the dresser and pick up the note. After a few minutes, he wrote something on it before picking up the phone and calling someone. “She’s finally gone. Yeah I know, it is about time. I’m coming to see you. Put on that sexy French nightie. I love you. Can’t wait to see you. We’ll do all the naughty things you like.” He hung up, grabbed his keys, and left. She heard the car drive off as she came out from under the bed, seething with rage and with tears in her eyes. She grabbed the note to see what he wrote….

“I can see your feet. We’re out of bread and milk, be back in five minutes.”


Last Saturday the biggest winning wager with us was at Caulfield in the Guineas:

  • Caulfield Race 8 – Ole Kirk $5k EW Best Tote at $4.10 / $1.90 – Credit of $20k to the VICBET Client…..

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

  • Caulfield Race 7 – Hungry Heart $10k BOB ($2.90 – $2.60) – 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 Mark K. Good luck with your Free $100 Bet Mark and thanks for the joke, quite funny actually. Hopefully you can have some luck with your free bet and you do better than your Football team – Collingwood. Thanks also to everyone else for sending the jokes in and the feedback 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.


What a great weekend of Races coming up with the Caulfield Cup and The Everest the highlights along with a great list of support Group one, two and three races. Tomorrow we have the traditional Wednesday Caulfield Race Meeting before the Caulfield Cup, it is highlighted by the Group 3 Sapphire Stakes. Amazingly the field size has a capacity of 16 + 4 emergencies and in my time I always recall it been a full field, tomorrow’s race has three runners. Also all the Country Cups keep rolling along including the Murray Bridge Cup (Friday), Avoca Cup, Horsham Cup and the Seymour Cup (At Kilmore).


In the Responsible Gambling Tab down the left side that appears once you have logged there are three parts. There is the Deposit Limit, the Open/Close account feature and Self-Exclusion part. The Open/Close feature is for anyone that would like their VICBET account Closed for an unspecified time or in other words a pause from punting and then when it suits you simply contact us by Live Chat and we can reopen it for you. Please note: If you choose to Self-exclude permanently then the account can never be reopened under any circumstances….


Up on the VICBET website there are now 14 Feature Races to have a browse at…. This week the Vspecial is in Saturday week’s 100th Cox Plate.  Armory has firmed into a $7 favourite third favourite. We will offer a VBOOST of $10. This offer is valid until Midnight on Friday 16th October with a max wager of $500. Simply place your wager at the current Fixed Odds and we will amend the odds for you. Note this is for current active VICBET account holders only. You can send a reminder to us by Live Chat.


This week we have a VICBET Caulfield Cup Promo.

This relates to Fixed Odds Win Bets on the Caulfield Cup, (not BOB, TF or BT). If your horse runs second we will refund up to $100 of the stake of  your wager, if you run third we will refund up to $50, plus there is more. Run fourth you get up to $25 back, run last and win the wooden spoon then you get up to $20 of your stake back – what a great deal. NOTE: You can collect up to four times if your four separate Fixed Odds Win wagers run second, third, fourth and last……Let’s do an example: You have $200 on Mirage Dancer, Avilius, Mugatoo and Mustajeer all at about $31. If they run second, third, fourth and last then you get back $100 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd, $25 for 4th & $20 for the wooden spoon – the last placing….


The $5m Caulfield Cup was first run at Caulfield Racecourse in 1879 and has always been run over 2,400 metres and similar to the Caulfield Guineas it was run at Flemington during WWII. It is one of the BIG three best races in Australia along with the Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup and is the richest race in the world over the 2,400 metre distance. The worst race fall in Australian history occurred at the 1885 Caulfield Cup when 15 of the 44 horses competing fell as they turned onto the straight, resulting in the death of 25-year-old jockey Donald Nicolson. Trainer Bart Cummings holds the record for training the most Caulfield Cup winners with seven – Galilee, Big Philou, Leilani, Ming Dynasty (twice), Let’s Elope and Viewed. The famous Caulfield/Melbourne Cup double in the same year has been won 11 times including Poseidon (1906), Rising Fast (1954), Galilee (1966), Let’s Elope (1982) and Might and Power (1997)…….…Click on the link below to watch the 1997 Caulfield Cup that Might and Power won, the best Caulfield Cup I have ever witnessed:


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 reigns. 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 and the overseas races through to about 3am each night……

Good Luck, Stay Safe at this hard COVID-19 time and Happy Punting…..