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Welcome to the Turnbull Edition of the VNEWS

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Quilly and Big Brenny go Camping….
  • VBigBets – Captain Cook wins by the barest of margins….
  • VBet – Greg T is this week’s $100 VBET winner….
  • VH2H – Pick your own H2H in any race in a two or three…..
  • VMeetings – Group One Racing at Flemington and Randwick…..
  • VKeeping – Statement emailed and Online….
  • VFeature Racing – $4 Dalasan in the Caulfield Guineas…..
  • VPromotions – Turnbull Special, bonus for 4th, 5th and 6th…..
  • VFacts – First run in 1865……
  • VRefer – Give it a go…..
  • VEnd – Good Punting in October….


Quilly who is an absolute genius, a Rhode Scholar and brilliant sportsman went camping with his mate Big Brenny, nice bloke who thought he could be a Pro Surfer but never quite made the grade and instead he directed his energies towards becoming a highly regarded and beloved member of the LGBT Community. They pitched their tent under the stars and went to sleep. Sometime in the middle of the night Quilly woke Big Brenny up and said “Big Brenny, look up at the sky and tell me what you see” Big Brenny replied “I see millions and millions of stars”. Quilly said ” and what do you deduce from that?” Big Brenny replied ” well, if there are millions of stars, and if even a few of those have planets, it’s quite likely there are some planets like Earth out there. And if there are a few Planets like Earth out there, there might also be life.” And Quilly said “Big Brenny you idiot, it means that somebody stole our tent!”


The biggest winning wager with us was last Friday Night at Moonee Valley:

  • Moonee Valley R6 Captain Cook $6,000 TF at $6  – Credit of $30k to the VICBET Client…… (Won by the smallest of margins you’ll ever see)

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

  • Caulfield R7 Homesman $12k Win TF at $2.50 – Loss of $12k to the VICBET Client…… (Beaten by the 9 yo Black Heart Bart at $101)


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to Greg T. Good luck with your FREE Bet Greg and thanks for sending the joke. The next winner of the $100 VBET will go to anyone that has a bet in the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington this upcoming Saturday. All the names are dropped in the Hat and one winner will be pulled out…..

Thanks to everyone for sending in the jokes. In the upcoming VNEWS editions if yours is used in the VNEWS a bonus will jump into 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 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 weekend of Races coming up, we have Group One Racing at Flemington, Randwick and Hastings (NZ) along with a great list of Group two and three races. The quick way to look at them all is click on the Group Races Tab down the left side, this also has all the current odds…..


I usually send out the email statements once a week on Sunday Evening. If you would like them more or not at all let me know. The other option is click on the “My Account” Tab on the left when logged on and this will give you the option to display or email a statement at anytime that suits you over any time frame…..


It is that time of year coming into the Spring with all the stars resuming, there are 20 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 following week’s Caulfield Guineas. Dalasan is looking like the horse to beat, particularly with Hugh Bowman jumping in the saddle replacing Raquel Clark. It is currently at the $3 price range. This week anyone can simply reply (by Friday PM) to the VNEWS and you can have $4 Fixed Odds up to a stake of $1k...You may be looking at $2.50 or lower Saturday week when the race arrives……


VICBET Extended Place Promo – If you have an Each Way wager on the Turnbull this is what we are doing: If you selection runs 4th we will give you back half your EW Stake – $150 of the place portion of your wager. If your selection runs 5th we will give you back half your EW Stake-  $100 of the place portion of your wager. Finally if your pick runs 6th then $50 is credited back to you which is half your EW Stake. Now as an example so there is no confusion, let’s say you have $600 EW TF Verry Eleegant. If it runs 4th you get $150 back, runs 5th then you get $100 back and if it happens to run 6th you get $50 back. Not a winner but much better than a “Poke in the Eye” or a “Kick in the Shin”…..Note if you have more than one EW bet on the same horse it will be paid out on the first EW wager on your selection, Good Luck……….


The Turnbull Stakes was first run in 1865 over 3,200 metres and was won by The Sign, only four years after the running of the first Melbourne Cup. It is now 2,000 metres and is for horses 4 years and older. It hit Group One status from 2010 onwards (one year in 2006 it was Group 1) and has been known as the Turnbull Stakes after the VRC Chairman at the time Richard Turnbull since 1948. It started out in 1865 to 1894 as the Royal Park Stakes, then the September Stakes (1895-1897), the October Stakes (1898-1935), the Melbourne Stakes (1936-1947) and finally the Turnbull Stakes from 1948 onwards. It is the ideal platform for horses preparing for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup. Some famous winners include Wakeful (1903), Amounis (1930), Ajax (1938, 40), Bernborough (1946), Comic Court (1949-1950), Rising Fast (1954), Tobin Bronze (1966), Galilee (1968), Leilani (1974), Super Impose (1989), Better Loosen Up (1990), Sunline (2001), Northerly (2002), Makybe Diva (2005) and finally Winx the last two years…….


Once again 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 (Stand 1 on the Flemington Rails this upcoming Saturday), however the majority of our turnover is Online. 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 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…..

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 in October……