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Welcome to the Golden Slipper Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – The Old Men’s Joke…..
  • VBigBets – Fierce Impact would have been nasty for us…..
  • VBet – Soren J is this week’s $100 VBET winner….
  • VH2H – New Clients, have a Free $50 H2H bet on us…..
  • VMeetings – Golden Slipper is the headline act…….
  • VKeeping – Coronavirus means no Bookies at the track in 2020…….
  • VFeature Racing – Three rolls of the board in the Doncaster Mile….
  • VPromotions – Have an Each Way bet in the Slipper, bonus for 4th…..
  • VFacts – Golden Slipper first run in 1957….….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


Three brothers Mark, Peter and Alex aged 92, 94 and 96 live together in a house in Black Rock in suburban Melbourne. One night, the 92 year old Mark goes to take a bath, he puts his foot in and pauses. He yells down the stairs, “was I getting in or out of the bath?” The 94 year old Peter yells back, “I don’t know, I’ll come up and see.” He starts up the stairs and pauses, then he yells out, ” was I going up the stairs or coming down, I can’t remember?” The 96 year old Alex or Big Alex as he is known to everyone in Black Rock was sitting at the kitchen table having a coffee reading the form guide listening to his brothers. He shakes his head and says, ” I sure hope I never get that forgetful like those two.” He knocks on the wood of the kitchen table for good luck. Then he yells to his two brothers upstairs, ” I’ll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who is at the front door.”


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

  • Caulfield R5 – Inverloch $1,500 Win at $11 and $3,000 Place at $2.50 – Credit of $19,500 to the VICBET Client…..

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

  • Caulfield R7 – Fierce Impact $15,000 Win at $12 and $10,000 Place at $3.30 (Ran Fourth!) – Loss of $25k to the VICBET Client……

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


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to Soren J. Good luck with your Free Bet Soren and thanks for sending the joke in, I thought it was very funny. Thanks to the others for sending the jokes in…..

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. If you are new to VICBET send Tim a text and he will give you a free H2H wager up to $50, once a month……This is a novelty bet type so it is for the small players……


The Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill Gardens is one of five Group Ones on the day. The others are the George Ryder Stakes, the Ranvet, the Galaxy and the Rosehill Guineas. It is amazing to think all these amazing races will take place with no live audience. Victoria does not miss out on the action with the Group One William Reid Stakes on Friday Night at Moonee Valley, along with the Provincial Mornington Cup Meeting as the stand alone Saturday Meeting. Sunday is Hong Kong Derby Day……


With the worldwide Pandemic and the fears surrounding the coronavirus, all racing jurisdictions will be taking all precautions including racing without spectators like last Saturday’s Caulfield Meeting. We will be open every day as always while racing is on and available but we do not expect to be at the track for many months, possibly not even again in 2020………


Up on the VICBET website there are 25+ Feature Races to choose from. There is lots of interest in the Doncaster Mile in a few weeks at Royal Randwick. This week, just like last week the VSpecial is for any of the three Favourites, you can have three rolls of the board above the displayed VICBET Odds. With Max Bet of $1k, up until Midnight on Friday 20th March, it is for the first 20 people. Simply place your wager at the current Fixed Odds and we will increase the odds for you by three rolls. For example we are currently $5.50 Melody Belle, with three rolls of the board this increases the odds to $7. You can send us a reminder by email at


If you have a Fixed Each Way bet on the Golden Slipper this upcoming Saturday between now and midnight Friday and your horse runs fourth, we will refund half your place stake back up to $250. For example if you have $500 Each Way Dame Giselle at $11 and it comes fourth then we will refund you $250……


The Golden Slipper Stakes was first run in 1957 with prize money of 20,000 pounds and truly is Australia’s best two year-old race. It was won by Todman who started 6 to 1 on ($1.16) and won by 8 lengths. It has been a Group 1 race since 1979 and this year the race is worth $3,500,000. T. J. Smith and his Daughter Gai Waterhouse have the most wins with six each. Shane Dye and Ron Quinton have the most winners as jockeys with four each. As a guide to punters if you are having a wager on the Slipper you need your selection to draw barriers one to five and the best lead up race is the Magic Night Stakes that Thermosphere won last Saturday, good odds currently $21. In one of the most sensational performances ever to win a Golden Slipper, flying filly Belle Du Jour claimed a last stride victory after missing the start and coming from last with a whirlwind finish. The win gave jubilant trainer Clarry Conners his fourth Golden Slipper victory in ten years, and young jockey Lenny Beasley his first. The effort of Belle Du Jour denied Lee Freedman a record fifth win in the event, with his filly Crowned Glory finishing a close second. Favourite Assertive Lad was a courageous third.To watch what I recall as the most amazing, freakish victory in the 2000 Golden Slipper Stakes who was owned by the Late Bob Hawke and John SingletonCLICK HERE.


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 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…..