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Welcome to the C F Orr Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Haircut……..
  • VBigBets – Dalasan disappointing…….
  • VBet – Michael R is this week’s $100 VBET winner….
  • VH2H – Pick your own H2H in any race in a two or three…..
  • VMeetings – Eight Group races at Caulfield this Saturday….
  • VKeeping – Big Bets on the Home Page………
  • VFeature Racing – 20+ Feature Races available Online……..
  • VPromotions – C F Orr Stakes, two rolls of the board….
  • VFacts – Who was Charles F Orr?…..
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


A teenage boy named Luke who lives in Bayside Melbourne in Black Rock loves all sports, has turned 18 and had just passed his driving test with his Instructor Terry. He then inquired of his Dad as to when they could discuss his use of the family car. His father said he’d make a deal with his son, “You bring your grades up from a C+ to a A average, study your Bible once a day and get a haircut. Then we can have a discussion about the car.” Luke thought about that for a moment, decided he’d settle for the offer, and they agreed on it. After about five weeks his father said, “Son, I have checked with your Haileybury teachers and you’ve brought all your grades right up and I’ve observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I’m pissed off that you haven’t had your hair cut, it looks terrible.” Luke said, “You know what Dad, I’ve been thinking long and hard about that, and I’ve noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair, and there’s even strong evidence that Jesus had really long hair.”
His Dad replied “Did you also notice Son that they all walked everywhere they went?!!”


We now have the Daily Big Bets appearing in “Real Time” on the Home Page so it is worth a look, last Saturday the biggest winning wager with us was at Caulfield:

  • Caulfield R3Vacluse Bay $4k TF ($4.60 into $4) – Credit of $14,400 to the VICBET Client…..

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

  • Caulfield R7 – Dalasan $8k TF (Third and $2.25 into $2.05) – Loss of $8k to the VICBET Client……


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to Michael R. Good luck with your Free Bet Michael. All the names are dropped in the Hat and one winner will be pulled out, the only criteria to be included is you must have had a bet in January….. Thanks to everyone for sending in the jokes and in any VNEWS if yours is used a credit will appear in your VICBET account……Thanks Benny G for the joke…..

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 text or WhatsApp Tim Cleary (0433-339347) and he will price up for you, this can be in a group of two or three……This a novelty bet type so it is for the small players……


The Group One’s start again for 2020 on this upcoming Saturday with the C.F. Orr Stakes at Caulfield. The supporting races are fantastic, there are three Group 2 races and four Group 3 races.. There are two Group 1’s and two Group 2 races at Te Rapa in New Zealand on Saturday……


When we do our transfers to you by EFT we attempt to do them as quick as possible. It is can be done by us from either our CBA or NAB Account. So you can collect your deposit instantaneously from us let us know by email that you want your funds direct into your NAB or CBA account if not done already…….


Up on the VICBET website there are 20+ Feature Races to choose from.


This week we have a C F Orr Stakes Promo. Have a Fixed Odds bet on the Group 1 C F Orr Stakes up till Midnight on Friday and we will give you two rolls of the Board. That means an an example you have $21 goes up to $31, $5 goes up to $6 or $10 rolls up to $12……The Max extra amount is $1,000, like the first odds example the $100 at $21 rolls up to $31 so in effect it is an extra $1,000 if the selection wins. Simply email after placing your wager so we can upgrade the odds……


Who was Charles F Orr? Let’s roll the clock back to the to the Williamstown Racecourse where the race was run from 1925-1940 in his honour. Most people don’t know that after WW2 the Government of the day said there was to be four racecourses in Metropolitan Melbourne: Williamstown, Caulfield, Flemington and Moonee Valley. However it was John Wren’s influence that had Williamstown close in 1949 after he purchased Sandown Racecourse the same year after it had been closed in 1931. Charles F Orr’s obituary was published by the Williamstown Chronicle on Saturday, November 14, 1931 and is available to this day in the National Library of Australia archives. “One of the pioneers of the shipwright and docking industry in Victoria, Mr Charles F. Orr, died on Thursday at his home in Toorak Road, Toorak, at the age of 85 years,” the obituary read. “After spending his boyhood in Hawthorn district, Mr. Orr settled in Williamstown, and became associated with Wright’s slip works there. “He went into partnership with Mr. Wright, and the business, in the name of Wright and Orr, was extended to Melbourne. “In racing circles, Mr. Orr was very highly esteemed. “He became a member of Williamstown Racing Club in 1871, and the following year was elected a member of the club’s committee. “During the troublous times the club went through some years later, Mr. Orr rendered valuable service. “He was Chairman,  Treasurer and Secretary for many years.  Finally as a footnote the Williamstown Racing Club was actually located in Altona. The C F Orr Stakes has been run at all four Melbourne Metropolitan Race Tracks – Flemington, Moonee Valley, Sandown and now the current home at Caulfield with the 2020 version running on this upcoming Saturday. Notable winners of the CF Orr Stakes include Heroic (1927), Gothic (1929), Mildura (1941), Flight (1946), Comic Court (1951), Rising Fast (1956), Lord (1959/1960), Wenona Girl (1962), Aquanita (1963), Tobin Bronze (1967), Winfreux (1968), Black Onyx (1971), All Shot (1974), Leilani (1975), Surround (1977), Hyperno (1978), Manikato (1979/1980/1981), At Talaq (1987), Vo Rogue (1988/1989/1990), Let’s Elope (1992), Durbridge (1993), Primacy (1994), Jeune (1995), Saintly (1997), Redoute’s Choice (2000), Lonhro (2004), Elvstroem (2005), El Segundo (2007), Maldivian (2009), Typhoon Tracy (2010/2011), Black Caviar (2012), All Too Hard (2013), Moment Of Change (2014), Dissident (2015), Black Heart Bart (2017) and Hartnell (2018).


We are the Old Fashioned type of Bookmakers (four generations going back to 1941). We are NOT Corporates, we work On Course at the Melbourne Metro Meetings like Caulfield tomorrow on Stand 4 on the Rails, however the 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, we would like to reward if you ever felt like introducing a family member or friend to us. When they set-up an account and mention your name in the “Where did you hear about us” part we will reward you in your VICBET account……You can be assured we will look after them…..


If you are new to VICBET in recent times welcome, if you have had an established account and have misplaced your login details, 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 Race Meetings (except Tasmania) seven days a week……

Good Luck and Happy Punting…..