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Welcome to the Newmarket Handicap Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – The Parrot…..
  • VBigBets – Alligator Blood firms into All Star Mile Hot Fav….
  • VBet – Damian T is this week’s $100 VBET winner….
  • VH2H – New Clients, have a Free $50 H2H bet on us…..
  • VMeetings – Group 1’s at Flemington and Randwick…..
  • VKeeping – Pre-Post Flucs on every race everywhere………….
  • VFeature Racing – $4 for Alligator Blood in All Star Mile….
  • VPromotions – Group 1 Promo again……
  • VFacts – VRC Newmarket Hcp first run in 1874….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


A lady was walking down the street to work and she saw a parrot on a perch in front of a pet store. The parrot said to her, “Hey lady, you are really ugly.” Well, the lady was furious! She stormed past the store to her office. On the way home she saw the same parrot and it said to her, “Hey lady, you are really ugly.” She was incredibly ticked off now. The next day the same parrot again said to her, “Hey lady, you are really, really ugly.” The lady was so angry that she went into the store and warned the manager she would sue the store and kill the bird.  The store manager apologised profusely and promised he would make sure the parrot didn’t say it again. When the lady walked past the store that day after work the parrot called to her, “Hey lady.” She paused and said,”Yes?” The bird said, “You know!”…….


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

  • Flemington R7 – Alligator Blood $10k Fixed at $3 (Started $2.70, was $3 On Course at Flemington) – Credit of $20k to the VICBET Client…..

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

  • Flemington R2 – Dabiyr $8k BT at $3.40 (Ran second) – Loss of $8k 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 Damian T. Good luck with your Free Bet Damian and thanks for opening an account last month. All the names are dropped in the Hat and one winner will be pulled out, the only criteria to be included is you must have had a bet last month in February….. Thanks to everyone for sending in the jokes and in any VNEWS if yours is used a credit will appear in your VICBET account……Thanks Fiona K for the joke this week…..

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……This is a novelty bet type so it is for the small players……


Super Saturday at Flemington this upcoming weekend, the Group One Australian Cup and the Group One Newmarket are the highlights of the weekend’s upcoming races. There is also the Group One Randwick Guineas and the Group One Canterbury Stakes, Group Two and Three Races at Randwick, more Group Racing at Flemington, three Group One races in New Zealand at Ellerslie including the Auckland Cup, NZ Stakes and the Sistema Stakes. 


We now have all the Pre-Post Flucs appearing on every race everywhere…..


Up on the VICBET website there are 25+ Feature Races to choose from. There is lots of interest in the upcoming All Star Mile on Saturday week at Caulfield. This week the VSpecial is in the Fav – Alligator Blood ($2.90), you can have $4 with a limit is $500 till Noon on Saturday the 7th March. It is for the first 20 people, simply place your wager at the current Fixed Odds and we will increase the odds to $4. You can send us a reminder by email at


Same as the last two weeks but once again over two States (Vic & NSW). Have a Fixed Odds bet on all four Group One’s this upcoming Saturday, these include the Australian Cup, the Newmarket Hcp, Canterbury Stakes and the Randwick Guineas. we will then give you a free bet on any race on the day up to or equal to the smallest of the four wagers. Let’s say you have $145, $165, $315 & $135 as your three wagers then you get a FREE $135 wager on any race on the day. Simply text or Whatsapp Tim Cleary (0433-339347) or email and the Free Bonus Bet will be added. Max is $200 and one bonus per Client…..


The Group One Newmarket Handicap was first run in 1874 and was the brainchild of the the then VRC Committeeman and Chairman Fred Standish who has a Group 3 race named in his honour that is run on New Year’s Day. He wanted a six furlong (1,200 metres) race to add extra interest to the Melbourne Autumn Carnival. Apart from the Melbourne Cup it is the only other race at Flemington where 24 horses are permitted to race (However this year only 13). It has always been run at Flemington except in 2007 where it was run at Caulfield due to the refurbishment works. It is considered Australia’s premier sprint race. The shortest priced winner was Black Caviar in 2011 at 2/11 (for the old-timers) or $1.18. Bart is the most successful trainer with eight victories & Damien Oliver the most for a jockey with three. If anyone ever wanted to see an omen how many people would have backed the winner Century in the 100th running of the race in 1973? Some of the Stars of the Turf to have won the time-honoured race are Wakeful (1901), Heroic (1926), Ajax (1938), Bernborough (1946), Century (1973), Placid Ark (1987), Special (1988), Shaftesbury Avenue (1991), Schillaci (1992), Alinghi (2005), Takeover Target (2006), Miss Andretti (2007) and Black Caviar (2011)…


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, like this Saturday at Flemington on Stand 11 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…..