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Welcome to the Stradbroke Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – July 7th, poor Robbie…..
  • VBigBets – Mahamedeis is way too good in the last…
  • VBet – Matt G is this week’s $100 VBET winner….
  • VH2H – Top 3 Favs in a H2H…..
  • VMeetings – Stradbroke the highlight……
  • VKeeping – Live Chat……..
  • VFeature Racing – Melbourne Cup 2020…….
  • VPromotions – Stradbroke Promo……
  • VFacts – Stradbroke first run in 1890…..
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


After leaving the Caulfield Racetrack Robbie bumped into his old friend Toohey on the train. Robbie said, “How’s it going Toohey?” You want to hear one of the most amazing things that has ever happened to anybody? Tell me, what’s today’s date?” “July seventh.” “Right. The seventh day, of the seventh month. I go to the track this morning to walk the track and look at my watch when I arrive and it says seven minutes past seven . My Son is seven years old today and we live at number seven, Seventh Avenue.” “Let me guess,” Toohey interrupted. “You put everything you had on the seventh horse in the seventh race.” “Correct, how did you ever guess that.” “And it is a miracle, your pick must have won Robbie!” Toohey sighed. “No unfortunately. It came in seventh.”


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

  • Caulfield R9 – Mahamedeis $8K BT at $4.70 – Credit of $29,600 to the VICBET Client…..

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

  • Caulfield R7 – Sikorsky $10k Fixed at $2 (SP $1.85) – Loss of $10k to the VICBET Client……

Don’t forget we have the Daily Big Bets appearing in “Real Time” on the VICBET Home Page……


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to Matt G. Good luck with your Free Bet Matt and thanks for opening an account in May. Thanks to Simon H for sending the joke in (a bonus in your account) and everyone else who has been sending the jokes in by 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 text 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……


On Saturday the highlight is the time honoured Stradbroke Handicap meeting conducted at Eagle Farm over 1,400m. The support card includes the  Group 1 JJ Atkins Plate over the same distance as the Stradbroke and the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate over 2,200 metres. On Sunday we have the Swan Hill Cup, all the interstate venues plus all the overseas twilight action including Group 1 racing from Japan. On Monday there is all the Public Holiday action from all over Australia including Warwick Farm, Mornington, Ballina, Kilcoy and Murray Bridge……


We have our new Live Chat feature working well, for a quick answer to any question related to a login, betting or anything in general get on the Live Chat. Myself, Tim, Kev or Max will be straight back to you with an answer. We can answer 99.9% of any questions but tipping you a winner is not something we are any good at……


Up on the VICBET website there are now only the main Spring Carnival Features to have a look at. This week the Vspecial is on the race that stops the nation! Russian Camelot and Surprise Baby are equal $9 favourites. This week, anyone can have $13 on either pick as separate bets with a Max Bet of $500, up until Midnight on Friday 5th June. Simply place your wager at the current Fixed Odds and we will amend the odds for you. You can send us a reminder by email at


It is the last day of Group One Racing until the Group One Winx Stakes on the 22nd August so this week we have two great promotions:

1: Get a Massive $4 for #17 Isotope to run 1st or 2nd in the Group One JJ Atkins! Simply reply to the VNEWS, or get in touch with us via Live Chat or whatever means and we will place this bet for you, MAX bet is $50…..

2: Something a bit different here. In the Stradbroke Handicap, have a Fixed Odds Win Bet and if your horse is the one who runs last, we will refund your stake up to $100….

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know by our new Live Chat.….


The Group One Stradbroke Handicap was first run in 1890 and is the highlight of the Brisbane Winter Carnival. The Race is named after Lord Stradbroke who was a relative of Henry John Rous (1795-1877). Rous was appointed the Public Handicapper in 1855 in England and in this role he devised and introduced the “Weight-For-Age” scale for all Thoroughbred racing that is still in use today. So every time you see WFA you will know who invented it…..


We are the Old Fashioned type of Bookmakers (four generations going back to 1941). Today it is Rod & 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, 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, Stay Safe and Happy Punting…..