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Welcome to the Goodwood Edition of the VNEWS…

Once again the team at VICBET would like to wish you all the best at this very hard time during the challenges of COVID-19, look after the people closest to you. Hopefully things will improve in the near future…….

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Little Johnny…..
  • VBigBets – Snitz is way too good at Randwick…..
  • VBet – Lance D is this week’s $100 VBET winner….
  • VH2H – New Clients, have a Free $50 H2H bet on us…..
  • VMeetings – Group One Goodwood……..
  • VKeeping – Facebook and Twitter…….
  • VFeature Racing – Goodwood…….
  • VPromotions – Two Promos – V1 and MAY……
  • VFacts – Goodwood first run in 1881…….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


The Teacher asks the students in her Grade Three Class: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Little Johnny puts up his hand first and says: “I wanna be a billionaire when I grow up, I want to go to the most expensive restaurants and clubs in the world. Then I want to find me a beautiful Girl, I am going to give her a Ferrari worth over a million dollars, we will live in an apartment in Monte Carlo, have a mansion on the best Hawaiian beach and a private jet to travel around the world whenever we feel like it”. The teacher is totally shocked and not knowing what to do with this response from little Johnny decides not to acknowledge what he said and simply tries to continue with the lesson and moves to the next student.  “OK how about you, Sarah, what do you want to do when you grow up?”  “I thought I always wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember. But not now, forget about that idea, now I want to be Johnny’s Girl!”


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

  • Randwick R8 – Snitz $5k Fixed at $4.60 (SP $3.70) – Credit of $18k to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was at Caulfield:

  • Caulfield R9 – Absolute Flirt $6k Fixed at $3.80 (SP $3.70) – Loss of $6k 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 Lance D. Good luck with your Free Bet Lance and thanks for opening an account in April . Thanks to everyone who has been sending the jokes in by email, there are some rippers, also a few that I laughed at but a little on the rude side…..

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 Goodwood is the highlight of Saturday’s Races. There are lots of Group three races on as well including four at Morphettville, two at the Gold Coast, one at Rosehill and one at Ascot.


If Twitter or Facebook are your thing then make sure you like our Promos and other special announcements we put up there……


Up on the VICBET website there are the main Spring Carnival Features as well as the Stradbroke and JJ Atkins at Eagle Farm next month. There has been a lot of interest in the Stradbroke Handicap. Vega One is currently a $7 favourite in an open market. This week, anyone can have $10 on the fancied pick with a Max Bet of $500, up until Midnight on Friday 15th May. Simply place your wager at the current Fixed Odds and we will increase the odds for you. You can send us a reminder by email at


MAY Promotion!

If your first name starts with M, A or Y then you can deposit any amount up to and including $200 once this week by Friday and you get a FREE $200 credit to your account, (T/O x 3) simply reply email after depositing to get your MAY Bonus….……….

Also we have a V1 or VICBET Group 1 Promo on the Goodwood. It is a Promo with a twist and the Each Way players will like it. Have a Fixed Odds EW wager on the Group One Goodwood and here is the scenario:

Run fourth, then your EW wager is paid out at the odds for the place at the 1/5th odds. Run Fifth, then your EW wager is paid out at the odds for the place at the 1/6th. Max Stake is $500 EW and the first EW wager on this particular Group One Race……For any further clarification email Tim at


The Group One Goodwood was first run in 1881 and was granted Group One status in 1980. It was previously a Handicap event hence the renaming from the Goodwood Handicap to The Goodwood. The race is the richest sprint race in autumn in Adelaide with $1,000,000 in prize money. The race generally has capacity fields and this upcoming Saturday twenty runners are expected to compete. In the past few decades two of the all time great sprinters to run and win include Takeover Target (2009) and Black Caviar (2012) and then win overseas. Two horses have won the race twice with Mostyn (1894–95) and Musket Belle (1911–12). Famous South Australian jockey John Letts holds the record with five wins in the event in 1961, 1972, 1973, 1977 and 1984….


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……


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…..