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Welcome to the Dane Ripper Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – 20th Wedding Anniversary…..
  • VBigBets – Queen La Diva salutes at Flemington……
  • VBet – Michael Y is this week’s $100 VBET winner….
  • VH2H – Top 3 Favs in a H2H…..
  • VMeetings – Dane Ripper Stakes is the highlight……
  • VKeeping – Feedback on updating the website…….
  • VFeature Racing – The Everest 2020…….
  • VPromotions – Dane Ripper Promo……
  • VFacts – Watch Dane Ripper win the 1997 Cox Plate…..
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


Jim had forgotten it was his 20th Wedding Anniversary. His wife was livid and very angry. She growled at him “Tomorrow morning I better find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds. And it better be there or else!!” The next morning Jim was up really early and left for work without his wife waking up. When she woke up, she looked out the window and sure enough there was a box gift-wrapped in the middle of the driveway. Confused & excited, the wife put on her robe and ran out to the driveway. She brought the box back into the house and opened it up to find brand new bathroom scales.  Jim didn’t make it to work the next day!


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

  • Flemington Race 5 – Queen La Diva $3k Fixed at $9 – Credit of $24k to the VICBET Client….. Congratulations to the Owners…..

And the largest losing wager with us was over in WA at Belmont:

  • Belmont R8 – Resortman $10k BOB (SP $2.25 BT $2.50) – Loss of $10k to the VICBET Client. W Pike steering home the winner…….

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


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to Michael Y. Good luck with your Free Bet Michael and thanks for opening an account in April. Thanks to Harry T for sending the joke in (a bonus is in your account) and everyone else who has been sending the jokes in by the new 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 text 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……


On Saturday the highlight is the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes along with three other Group races at Eagle Farm. On Sunday we have all the usual Australian Race Meetings and all overseas venues will be online till late. We will endeavour to do more of the later races from overseas, offering Fixed Odds every race and the Middle Tote……We will be doing all five Royal Ascot days which commences on the 16th June with the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes…..


We are looking at updating the website in the next few months, any feedback on how we can improve the Main Site and the Mobile version will be much appreciated. Any really good feedback will be rewarded with a bonus in your VICBET account…….


Up on the VICBET website there are now only the main Spring Carnival Features to have a browse at. This week the Vspecial is on The Everest. Nature Strip has been very dominant in its last few runs and is a firming $4 favourite. This week anyone can have $5 on the star with a Max Bet of $1000, up until Midnight on Friday 12th June. Simply place your wager at the current Fixed Odds and we will amend the odds for you. You can send us a reminder by Live Chat or email Tim at


We have a Promo on the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes at Eagle Farm this Saturday. Have a Fixed Odds Win Bet and if your selection runs second or third we will refund your stake up to $50. First Bet on the Race only…….


I started working as a Bookmaker in 1992, my late Father Allen Cleary was 50 years as a Bookie from 1956 to 2006, he was the leader of the Melbourne Rails for three decades. The 1997 Cox Plate was a big betting event, it was at a time well before the Corporate Bookmakers, Betfair and betting via mobile devices. All the action was at the track at Moonee Valley that day with plenty of cash and huge turnover. I was working on that day as a Bookmaker at a Greyhound track in Tweed Heads called Border Park, it is no longer there. The winner of the 1997 Cox Plate was the Bart Cummings trained Dane Ripper at $41, I had a win on the race in the vicinity of $5k. I recall my Dad saying there was $71 in the Melbourne Ring but he liked Damien Oliver as a jockey so never handed Dane Ripper over to the punters. Most of the money was for Filante, the 11/8 Fav ($2.40) along with Encounter at 9/2 ($5.50), Schubert at 7/1 ($8), Juggler at 15/2 ($8.50) and Alfa at 5/1 ($6). I recall looking at his ledger on the next day, he held $600k on the race including one bet of $100k on Filante and $50k Each Way Alfa (8th), the split arrived with D Oliver sliding through on the fence. Watch the race now to see a young D Oliver in action – CLICK HERE


We are the Old Fashioned type of Bookmakers (four generations going back to 1941). Today it is Rod & 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, 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, Stay Safe and Happy Punting…..