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Welcome to the George Main Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Bob and Marion…..
  • VBigBets – Fierce Impact holds off brave Russian Camelot
  • VBet – Skinny Vinny is this week’s winner…….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race…..
  • VMeetings – Caulfield and Randwick….
  • VKeeping – Credit/Debit Refunds……
  • VFeature Racing – Rothfire short….
  • VPromotions – Every Race at Caulfield money back……
  • VFacts – George Main Stakes first run in 1945….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


Bob & Marion were a God-fearing couple who were married young and were married 62 years. Throughout their relationship, they enjoyed a healthy sex-life, of which they were proud. As they reached their twilight years, the couple made a deal with each other, if it were at all possible, whoever died first would come back and inform the other if there is an after-life, and if there is, if you could still have sex after death. Their biggest fear of course, was that there might be no after-life at all. After a long life together, and following the statistical average, the husband was the first to die. True to his word, he made the first contact: ” Marion …. Marion … ” “Is that you, Bob?”  “Yes, I’ve come back like we agreed.”  “That’s wonderful! What’s is the after-life like?”  “Well, I get up in the morning, I have sex. I have breakfast and then it is off to the golf course. I have sex again, bathe in the warm sun and then have sex a couple of more times. Then I have lunch (you would be proud – lots of greens). Another romp around the golf course, then pretty much have sex the rest of the afternoon. After supper, it is back to the golf course again. Then it is more sex until late at night. I catch some much-needed sleep and then the next day it starts all over again”.  “Oh, Bob! Are you in Heaven?”  “No – I’m a rabbit somewhere near Mildura.”


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

  • Flemington Race 7 – Fierce Impact $5k Fixed at $4.40 – Credit of $17k to the VICBET Client…..
  • Another Client also had $2k on So Si Bon on the same race for the place at $7…..

And the largest losing wager with us was at Rosehill:

  • Rosehill Race 6 – Farnan $10k Fixed at $2.25 – 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 Vinny B. Good luck with your Free $100 Bet Skinny Vinny and thanks for sending in today’s joke. 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.


It was another great Saturday of racing last weekend and it is even better one coming up. We have Group One races at Caulfield – the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and at Royal Randwick – the George Main Stakes, certainly the races are really hotting up now. The support races on Saturday are just as good as the two Group One’s. Don’t forget on Friday there is three Group 3 races at Newcastle highlighted by the $200k Newcastle Gold Cup……


A reminder if depositing using a Credit or Debit card then we can refund back to the card for you up to the amount deposited. A reminder that it can take 1-2 business days to be refunded back to you, doing an EFT is much quicker….


Up on the VICBET website there are now 26 Feature Races to have a browse at…. This week the Vspecial is in The Golden Rose. Rothfire was very impressive on the weekend and after this performance has firmed in to $2.50! This week anyone can have a massive VBOOST of $3.50 on the 3YO up until Midnight on Friday 18th September. (Max Wager $1k) 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


VICBET Money Back Special.

With so much interest in the early races promo last week where we refunded $6,750 back to VICBET Clients, we have decided to do it again. However, this time it is on EVERY Caulfield Race. Have a Fixed Odds Win Bet on any Race at Caulfield and if your horse comes second, you get up to $50 back! First bet on each respective race only, as an example you bet $10 and your selection comes second you get the $10 stake back….

Any questions, jump on our Live Chat, we are always happy to help….


The race’s name is derived from George Main, a former chairman of the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) and breeder. It was first held in 1945 and was won by Modulation. There was no race held in 2007 due to Equine Influenza. The George Main Stakes was upgraded to Group 1 Status in 1979. Over the race’s history, a number of horses have managed to win this event on more than one occasion since 1946 including Kingston Town (1981-82), Regal Rhythm (1967-68), Count Radiant (1964-65), Shannon (1946-47) and Winx on three occasions (2016, 2017 and 2018). The George Main Stakes has been won by some other classy gallopers including Emancipation (1983), Vo Rogue (1989), Shaftesbury Avenue (1990), Lonrho (2003), Grand Armee (2004), Road To Rock (2009), Stream (2013), Sacred Falls (2014) and Kermadec (2015). Finally TJ Smith won the race an amazing 11 times, CLICK HERE to watch Winx win the 2018 George Main Stakes….


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…..