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Welcome to the Chelmsford Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Einstein…..
  • VBigBets – Punters clean up on the last in Sydney….
  • VBet – Jim T is the winner….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race…..
  • VMeetings – Nature Strip is back….
  • VKeeping – Live Chat…….
  • VFeature Racing – North Pacific popular pick….
  • VPromotions – Group 2 money back special……
  • VFacts – Chelmsford Stakes first run in 1895……..
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


One day, Einstein has to speak at an important Science conference. On the way there, he tells his driver that looks very much like him: “I’m sick of all these conferences. I always say the same things over and over!” The driver agrees: “You’re right. As your driver, I attended all of them, and even though I don’t know anything about Science, I could give the conference in your place.” “That’s a great idea!” says Einstein. “Let’s switch places then!” So they switch clothes and as soon as they arrive, the driver dressed as Einstein goes on stage and starts giving the usual speech, while the real Einstein, dressed as the car driver, attends it. But in the crowd, there is one scientist who wants to impress everyone and thinks of a very difficult question to ask Einstein, hoping he won’t be able to respond. So this guy stands up and interrupts the conference by posing his very difficult question. The whole room goes silent, holding their breath, waiting for the response. The driver looks at him, dead in the eye, and says :

“Sir, your question is so easy to answer that I’m going to let my driver reply to it for me.”


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

  • Rosehill Race 9 – Prime Candidate $6k Best Tote at $4.50 – Credit of $21k to the VICBET Client…..

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

  • Rosehill Race 5 – Doubtland $10k EW $4.60 / $2.20 – Loss of $20k 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 Jim T. Good luck with your Free $100 Bet Jim and thanks for opening an account last month. Thanks to everyone else for sending the jokes in 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, this can be in a group of two or three, max wager is $100 when he does this……This is a novelty bet type so it is for the small players……


The big races have well and truly begun in the lead up to Spring. This week the focus is at Randwick with three Group 2 Races and a Group 3 Race where Nature Strip is returning….. There is also two Group 2 Races at Moonee Valley and the Listed Wyong Gold Cup on Friday……


A reminder that we have a Live Chat available at most times of the day and night, simply click on the blue widget in the bottom right corner and ask away, we will be more than happy to assist you with any queries you may have……


Up on the VICBET website there are now 27 Feature Races to have a browse at…. This week the Vspecial is in the Golden Rose. The superstar Farnan is leading the market but all the talk is on the second pick North Pacific at $5.50! This week anyone can have $8 on the Hawkes 3 yo up until Midnight on Friday 4th September. (Max Wager $750) Simply place your wager at the current Fixed Odds and we will amend the odds for you. Note this is for current VICBET account holders only. You can send a reminder to us by Live Chat or email Tim at


We are doing a Promo this week on the three Group 2 Races at Randwick. The Furious Stakes (Randwick Race 6) Chelmsford Stakes (Randwick Race 7) and Tramway Stakes (Randwick Race 8). Have a Fixed Odds Win Bet on any of the Races and if your horse runs SECOND, we will refund your stake up to $50, first bet placed is eligible on each race…..


The Chelmsford Stakes was first run in 1895 and is a weight for age (WFA) race run over 1600 metres. The Chelmsford Stakes is a Group 2 race for three year olds and over generally always run at the Randwick, but there have been four occasions when it was run at Warwick Farm. Worth a lucrative $250,000 in prize money, the Chelmsford Stakes makes a solid lead-up for horses heading towards races like the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) and Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Royal Randwick in early October. Some of the more notable winners were in the likes of Australia’s best ever horse in Phar Lap winning the race in 1930, Gold Rod in 1936, Bernborough in 1946, Tulloch in 1960, Tulloch in 1960, Gunsynd in 1970, Kingston Town in 1980 and 1981, Emancipation in 1983, Might and Power in 1998, Lonhro in 2002 and 2003 and the superstar Winx in 2017.


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 Rod & 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, 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……


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…..