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Welcome to the Makybe Diva Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Is the customer always right ?…..
  • VBigBets – Dame Giselle impressive….
  • VBet – Robert G is the winner….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race…..
  • VMeetings – Flemington action….
  • VKeeping – Feature Racing…….
  • VFeature Racing – Anders improving….
  • VPromotions – Early Flemington races money back special……
  • VFacts – Craiglee Stakes first run in 1948….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


Anthony is the owner at a local fruit shop. He was watching from a distance as his favourite worker Vince was arguing with a customer. After a few minutes, the customer storms out of the store in disgust. “I saw what just happened,” Anthony says and I am not very happy with you Vince, “I guess you’ve forgotten my motto – The customer is always right.” “I know,” Vince says, but…”No buts,” says Anthony. “The customer is always right, this discussion is over.” “Fine,” responds Vince “Before you go and get back to work out of interest what were you two actually arguing about?” Anthony asks. Vince replies, “He called you an idiot….”


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

  • Randwick Race 6 – Dame Giselle $5k Best Tote at $3.80 – Credit of $14k to the VICBET Client…..

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

  • Rosehill Race 9 – Icebath $5k BOB – Loss of $5k 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 Robert G. Good luck with your Free $100 Bet Rob and thanks for opening an account in July. 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……


It was another great Saturday of racing last weekend and it is even better one coming up. All the attention is at Flemington with the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes. There is also three Group 2 and three listed Races on display. Rosehill is also heading a big day with three Group 2 Races. An exciting day next Wednesday also with the Listed Balaclava Cup….


A reminder about the feature racing that we will price match any of our competitors, so if you see a better price floating around, let us know and we will adjust it for you. Jump on Live Chat to discuss the odd, CLICK HERE to check out all our Promos…..


Up on the VICBET website there are now 25 Feature Races to have a browse at…. This week the Vspecial is in the upcoming Moir Stakes. Anders has been very impressive in its last few starts and giving us an indication of great signs to come. This week anyone can have a massive VBOOST of $3.50 on the rising star up until Midnight on Friday 11th 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 Early Races Promo. This week, have a Fixed Odds Bet on Race 1 to 4 at Flemington and if your horse comes second you get $50 back! First bet on each respective race only….Any questions, get on our Live Chat, we are always happy to help….


Maykbe Diva became the first horse to win the Melbourne Cup on three occasions in 2003, 2004, and 2005. In 2005, she also won the Cox Plate and is the second highest stakes-earner in Australian horse racing history behind Winx ($19,290,424), finishing with winnings of $14,526,690 upon her retirement in November 2005. She is one of only five horses to have won the Cup more than once and the only mare among the list of multiple winners. She is also one of only 14 female horses (11 mares and three fillies) to have won the Cup. Makybe Diva is owned by South Australian tuna fisherman Tony Šantić, who named her after five of his employees – Maureen, Kylie, Belinda, Diane, and Vanessa – by taking the first two letters from each of their names. Originally named the Craiglee Stakes (first run in 1948) after the home in Sunbury of Wilfred Henry Johnston (1864 – 1951), chairman of the VRC stipendiary stewards between 1924 and 1945, the Group One Maykbe Diva Stakes is now dedicated to Champion racehorse Makybe Diva……Watch the Famous Third Melbourne Cup of the Champ – CLICK HERE


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…..