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Welcome to the Stanley Wootton Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year….

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – The Monastery in Europe……..
  • VBigBets – Alabama Express is too good…..
  • VBet – Daniel N is this week’s $100 VBET winner….
  • VH2H – Pick your own H2H in any race in a two or three…..
  • VMeetings – Group 2 Australia Stakes tonight….
  • VKeeping – Big Bets on the Home Page………
  • VFeature Racing – Group Two Australia Stakes……..
  • VPromotions – No bet since Melbourne Cup Day, try this…..
  • VFacts – Who was Stanley Wootton?…..
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


This is a story about a monastery in Europe perched very high on a cliff several hundred feet in the air. The only way to reach the monastery was to be suspended in a basket which was pulled to the top by several monks who pulled and tugged with all their strength. Obviously, the ride up the steep cliff in that basket was terrifying. One tourist got exceedingly nervous about half-way up as he noticed that the rope by which he was suspended was extremely old and very frayed. With a trembling voice he asked the monk who was riding with him in the basket how often they changed the rope. The monk thought for a moment and answered softly, “Whenever it breaks.”


We now have the Daily Big Bets appearing on the Home Page so it is worth a look, last Saturday the biggest winning wager with us was at Flemington:

  • Flemington R3Alabama Express $4k TF at $4.20 (Started $3.50) – Credit of $12,800 to the VICBET Client…..

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

  • Flemington R4Rogues Point $6k TF (Third and $3.20 into $2.80) – Loss of $6k to the VICBET Client……


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to Daniel N. Good luck with your Free Bet Daniel. 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 in January….. 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 Tony W for the joke…..

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……


Well there is a smorgasbord of racing this upcoming long weekend, it starts with the Group 2 Australia Stakes tonight, then all the Saturday action with the Blue Diamond Previews the highlight at Caulfield. Sunday and Mondays races are all very good as well and plenty of options to wager on….


On the VICBET Home Page we have added an additional information feature, the bigger bets we have accepted will appear on the scroller in the middle of the page in Real Time. They are listed in size order from the largest to the smallest and will disappear once the race is resulted. Also they will appear as either Fixed, BOB, TF or BT. Drop an email reply to let us know if you like it or otherwise….


The Group 1 Lightning Stakes over 1,000 metres is on the 15th Feb at Flemington, the Fav is Nature Strip at $2.50, reply to the VNEWS before the weekend is over and $3.20 is yours………


If anyone has not had a wager with us since Melbourne Cup Day and would like to “Fire Up” the account for the Autumn then we will add a 50% bonus up to a $250 bonus (TO X 3)…..This concludes Sunday evening and simply deposit and reply email……..


The Group 2 Australia Stakes was known formerly as the Stanley Wootton Stakes and is named after the Famous Racehorse Breeder, Owner and Trainer. He was from a famous Racing family and was born in 1895 and died in 1986. He was Dick Wootton’s youngest Son and became one of the wealthiest and most powerful figures of the Australian and English Turf in the 20th century. He sent the wonder sire Star Kingdom to Australia in 1951, a move that was to make the most significant impact on the Australian local breeding bloodlines since racing began in the Colony Days. His legendary son Todman resulted from Star Kingdom’s first mating with a mare Stanley also imported, named Oceana. Stanley adopted the peculiar practise of naming his English horses after Australian place names and his Australian horses after English place names……


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 like Caulfield tomorrow on Stand 4 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……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…..