Rod ClearyNews & Media

Welcome to the Sandown Classic Edition of the VNEWS. The Spring Carnival continues tomorrow with the Final Day at Flemington…..

This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Meeting your Son’s Teacher in the Supermarket……..
  • VBigBets – One Punter cleans up in the Cup at 50/1…..
  • VBet – Bill K is this week’s $100 VBET winner….
  • VH2H – Pick your own H2H in any race in a two or three…..
  • VMeetings – Stakes Day…..
  • VKeeping – Next to Jump………
  • VFeature Racing – MacKinnon Bonus………
  • VPromotions – At the Track Promo…….
  • VFacts – First run in 1881 as the Coburg Stakes……
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Punting on Stakes Day……


A guy goes to the supermarket and notices an attractive woman waving at him. She says hello. He’s rather taken aback because he can’t place where he knows her from. So he says, “Do you know me?” To which she replies, “I think you’re the father of one of my kids.” Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife and says, “My God, are you the stripper from my bachelor party that I made love to on the pool table with all my buddies watching while your partner whipped my butt with wet celery?” She looks into his eyes and says calmly, “No, I’m your Son’s Grade 3 Teacher.”


The biggest winning wager with us was in the Melbourne Cup:

  • Flemington R7 Vow and Declare $500 EW Pre-Post at $51 – Credit of $31,250 to the VICBET Client…… (placed over a month ago before the Turnbull Stakes)

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

  • Flemington R10 Xilong $8k BT at $5.40 – Loss of $8k to the VICBET Client……


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to Nicole E. Good luck with your Free Bet Nicole. The next winner of the $100 VBET will go to anyone that has a bet in the Sandown Ctakes tomorrow. All the names are dropped in the Hat and one winner will be pulled out….. Thanks to everyone for sending in the jokes and in any VNEWS if yours is used a credit will appear in your VICBET account……

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


What a great way to finish the 2018 Spring Carnival with six Group Races at Sandown. WA Racing is hotting up with their Summer Carnival and they have three Group 3 races this upcoming Saturday at Ascot. For the New Zealand fans there is the Group 1 New Zealand 1,000 Guineas and the Group 3 New Zealand Cup at Riccarton along with the Group 2 Tauranga Stakes at Tauranga on Saturday …


If ever you need to find an upcoming race quickly, go to the “Next to Jump” section on the right hand side of the VICBET home page and click on the appropriate race from the list …


Apart from Saturday’s Group Races at Sandown and Ascot that are all Online now the next Feature Race in a few weeks time is WA’s BEST Race – the Group 1 Railway Stakes. Also if you are game and would like a bet on the 2019 Melbourne Cup now simply click on the Feature Races Tab…..


OOK, the last day of the 2018 Spring Carnival is here so all VICBET Clients get a VBOOST .Keeping it simple, you can have “One Roll of the Odds” on any Fixed Odds wager. The MAX increase is $100 per Client. As an Example you have $100 on an $10 chance, send a Text to Rod on 0412-126126 and your wager will be upgraded to $11…..One for the day on Saturday per Client……. For all the info on other VICBET Promotions CLICK HERE:


Who was Kevin Heffernan? Kevin was a longtime Victoria Amateur Turf Club (VATC) and Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) Committeeman who passed away in 2012. The fifth race at Sandown on Saturday is named in his honour and it is a Group 3 race over 1,300 metres. Kevin was a very good friend of mine and when I commenced Bookmaking in 1992 he helped me immensely and I have never forgot all the advice and help I received from Kevin. The race has had Group 3 status since 2013 and some notable winners of the Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes include Lucky Hussler (2016), Famous Seamus (2015), Lankan Rupee (2013), Mid Summer Music (2012), Soul (2011), Lucky Secret (2009), Tesbury Jack (2006), Bomber Bill (2005), Century Kid (2002) and Sports (2000).


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 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 ……