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Welcome to the Caulfield Guineas Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Senior Moment….
  • VBigBets – Very Elleegant wins (Just)…..
  • VBet – Mark R is this week’s winner…….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race…..
  • VMeetings – Four Group One’s at Caulfield…..
  • VKeeping – FAQ’s……
  • VFeature Racing – $5 for Classique Legend in the Everest….
  • VPromotions – Guineas Promo……
  • VFacts – Caulfield Guineas first run in 1881….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Punting on Caulfield Guineas Day……


An elderly Sydney lady in her early 80’s from the Eastern Suburbs did her weekly shopping trip and upon returning to her car found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her lungs, “I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get out of the car!”. The four men didn’t wait for a second threat. They jumped out and ran like mad. The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver’s seat. She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition.  She tried and tried, and then she realized why. It was for the same reason she had wondered why there was a football, a Frisbee and two 12-packs of beer in the front seat. A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down. She loaded her bags into the car and drove to the police station to report her mistake. The sergeant to whom she told the story couldn’t stop laughing. He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a carjacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses, curly white hair, and carrying a large handgun. No charges were filed. The moral of the story is this:
If you’re going to have a senior moment… make sure it is memorable.


Last Saturday the biggest winning wager with us was at Flemington:

  • Flemington Race 7 – Verry Elleegant $5k Fixed at $5 – Credit of $20k to the VICBET Client…..

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

  • Flemington Race 9 – Young Werther $10k Fixed at $3 – Loss of $10k to the VICBET Client..

Don’t forget we have the Daily Big Bets appearing in “Real Time” as we take the bets on the VICBET Home Page on the Main website……


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to Mark R. Good luck with your Free $100 Bet Mark and thanks for opening an account last month. Thanks Christian J for the joke (Bonus added in for you) and 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 available every race 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 Group One Racing at Caulfield and Randwick where the Caulfield Guineas is the highlight along with a great list of Group one, two and three races. It is the time of year when all the Country Cups are rolling in, this Saturday in VIC we have the Hamilton Cup and on Sunday there is the Cranbourne and Coonamble Cups…..


Lots of questions that clients have asked us over the journey that may be of some interest to you are all added into to our VICBET FAQ’s.


Up on the VICBET website there are now 14 Feature Races to have a browse at…. This week the Vspecial is in the upcoming $15m  EVEREST. Classique Legend has firmed in to a $4.40 favourite after his brilliant return to racing. We will offer a VBOOST of $5 for the star and also $7 for the second favourite in Gytrash. This offer is valid until Midnight on Friday 9th 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 Guineas Promo!

Have a Fixed Odds Win Bet on either of the two Guineas races (Caulfield Races 7 and 8) and if your horse runs second we will refund $100 of your stake and if you run third, we will refund up to $50 back! NOTE: First bet on each respective race only and you can collect twice if your selections run second and third……


The Group 1 Caulfield Guineas was first run at Caulfield Racecourse in 1881 when it was won by Wheatear and has always been run over 1,600 metres. Interestingly it was only during WWII that it left Caulfield for a few years as it was run at Flemington. In recent times Surround (1976) and Red Anchor (1984) have won the Caulfield Guineas/Cox Plate double. Sixteen horses have won the Caulfield Guineas/Victoria Derby double, including Tulloch (1957), Red Anchor (1984) and Mahogany (1993). Some of the notable winners include Heroic (1924), Ajax (1937), Hydrogen (1951), Tulloch (1957), Storm Queen (1966), Vain (1969), Surround (1976), Luskin Star (1977), Manikato (1978), Red Anchor (1984), Mahogany (1993), Redoute’s Choice (1999), Lonhro (2001), Weekend Hussler (2007), Starspangledbanner (2009) and last year’s amazing winner Super Seth…….…Watch a selection of some of the best Caulfield Guineas in recent times – CLICK HERE


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…..