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Welcome to the Memsie Stakes Edition of the VNEWS

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – No Sex since 1955…..
  • VBigBets – Algadon Miss best backed horse for the day with us….
  • VBet – Adrian B is this week’s $100 winner….
  • VH2H – Pick your own H2H in any race in a two or three…..
  • VMeetings – Group One Racing at Caulfield this weekend…..
  • VKeeping – Pre-commit….
  • VFeature Racing – Get 4 rolls of the board in the Everest….
  • VPromotions – Best Tote the Place……
  • VFacts – Memsie Stakes first run in 1899..
  • VRefer – Mention us this August…
  • VEnd – Good Punting….


A crusty old Marine Sergeant Major found himself at a gala event hosted by a local liberal arts college. There was no shortage of extremely young idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Sergeant Major for conversation. “Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very serious man. Is something bothering you?” “Negative, ma’am. Just serious by nature.” The young lady looked at his awards and decorations and said, “It looks like you have seen a lot of action.” “Yes, ma’am, a lot of action.” The young lady, tiring of trying to start up a conversation, said, “You know, you should lighten up. Relax and enjoy yourself.” The Sergeant Major just stared at her in his serious manner. Finally the young lady said, “You know, I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but when is the last time you had sex?” “1955, ma’am.” “Well, there you are. No wonder you’re so serious. You really need to chill out! I mean, no sex since 1955! She took his hand and led him to a private room where she proceeded to “relax” him several times. Afterwards, panting for breath, she leaned against his bare chest and said, “Wow, you sure didn’t forget much since 1955.” The Sergeant Major said, after glancing at his watch, “I hope not, it’s only 2130 now.”


The biggest winning wager with us last Saturday was:

  • Moonee Valley R4 – Algadon Miss $2k BOB at $3.50 (About 7-8 times) – Credit of $5k to each VICBET Client……

And the largest losing wager with us was at Randwick:

  • Randwick R9 – Roheryn $10k Win Fixed at $2.20  (Unplaced)  – Loss of $10k to the VICBET Client……


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to Adrian B. Good luck with your FREE Bet Adrian.  The next winner of the $100 VBET will go to anyone that has a bet in Saturday’s Group One the Memsie Stakes. All the names are dropped in the Hat and one winner will be pulled out…..

Thanks to Ron J for sending this week’s VJoke, anyone that sends a joke that is used also gets a bonus in their VICBET account……

VH2H – Head to Head Betting

VICBET H2H Betting is available every race in two groups of three. It is the three Favs (1st, 2nd and 3rd) combined in one H2H outcome and the second H2H is the 4th, 5th and 6th Favs 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 Tim Cleary (0433-339347) and he will put online for you, this can be in a group of two or three……This a novelty bet type so it is for the small players……


All the upcoming races are Online Now, early Pre-Post Odds for Saturday’s Metro Races will be available each week on Wednesday……..There is Group Racing at Caulfield and Rosehill this upcoming Saturday with both having three Group Three Races and also the Group One Memsie Stakes at Caulfield the highlight….


As part of this new initiative called the National Consumer Protection Framework (NCPF), you now have the option to set a pre-commitment limit on a daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly time frame. There is also the option to “Opt-out” of the pre-commit which most people have done. As part of these new rules and so you are aware you will all be prompted twice a year (on June 1st and December 1st) to re-set, update or affirm your pre-commit parameters.


It is that time of year coming into the Spring with all the stars resuming, there are 30 Feature Races available now, we will match what price any of our Competitor’s are betting (except Bet365)……If there are any Feature Races not online that you are interested in let us know and we will get them online for you, they can be Australia or Overseas….This week the VSpecial is in the The Everest, there are 10 runners in the $5 to $11 price range on our website. This week anyone can simply reply (by Friday) to the VNEWS and you can have $2 extra up to a liability of $5,000 on any of those 10 runners. For example Santa Ana Lane is $5 so anyone can have $7 now or if Alizee is your early pick then the $8 are increased to $10…..


VICBET VBTP – Any Clients that are Place Punters then you might like this one. We offer Middle Tote (MT) for the Place like everyone else on all venues, however once a day after you have your Middle Tote Place wager we will upgrade the wager from Middle Tote to Best Tote the Place. The limit is $250 for the wager, once a day and all you need to do is have the Middle Tote Wager like normal then Text my 22 yo Tim Cleary on 0433-339347 and Tim will amend the wager for you. Confirming you will need to nominate the one wager and at least 10 mins before the race…..


The Memsie Stakes  was first run in 1899 and is worth $1 million with $600k going to the winner. Lord has won the most Memsies with four wins from 1958 to 1961, but the most famous winner has to be Australia’s greatest ever racehorse – Phar Lap in 1931. The race is often used as a lead-up race by good horses preparing for the longer feature races such as the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup. Such horses typically compete against less glamorous, and usually fitter, sprinter-milers who have been trained specifically for this race. Speed and fitness seem to prevail over class about half the time, as can be seen in the list of recent winners. As the race comes early in the Spring, it will often indicate how well a horse has come back after its customary winter spell. There is sometimes just as much interest in the horses running on well from the back of the field, as there is in the actual winner. A good run by a staying horse in this race is often a good indicator of a successful Spring Carnival to come. The list of previous winners of the race contain recent champions, including Sincero, So You Think, Weekend Hussler, Makybe Diva, Sunline, Naturalism, Rancho Ruler, Manikato, and famous champions from the 20th century Galilee, Rising Fast, Comic Court, Lord (four times), Ajax (three times) and Phar Lap….


We are Old Fashioned Bookmakers (four generations), NOT Corporates, we work On Course at most Melbourne Metro Meetings, but are mainly operating Online now. Your referrals are 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 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 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……