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Welcome to the Turnbull Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Shane Dies…..
  • VBigBets – Love Tap brains them, Rothfire doesn’t…..
  • VBet – Leslie B is this week’s winner…….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race…..
  • VMeetings – Group 1’s at Flemington and Randwick……
  • VKeeping – Feature Racing
  • VFeature Racing – Russian Camelot short again…..
  • VPromotions – Group 1 Promo
  • VFacts – Turnbull Stakes first run in 1865….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


Three tough Aussie guys, Shane, Ricky and Billy were working on a high-rise building project in Surfers Paradise. Unfortunately, Shane falls off the scaffolding and is killed instantly, everyone is shattered. As the Ambulance takes the body away, Ricky says, ‘Someone should go and tell his wife.’ Billy says, ‘OK, I’m pretty good at that sensitive stuff, I’ll do it.’ Two hours later, he comes back carrying a slab of Crown Lagers on his shoulder. Ricky says, ‘Where did you get that Billy?’ ‘Shane’s wife gave it to me.’ Billy continues, ‘That’s unbelievable, you told the poor lady her husband has just passed away and she gave you a slab of beer?’ ‘Well not exactly,’ Billy said. ‘When she answered the door, I said to her, “You must be Shane’s widow”.’ She said, ‘No, I’m not a widow.’ And I said, ‘I’ll bet you a slab of Crown Lagers that you are.


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

  • Rosehill Race 4 – Love Tap $12.5k Fixed at $1.80 – Credit of $10k to the VICBET Client…..

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

  • Rosehill Race 7 – Rothfire $15k BOB at $1.70 – Loss of $15k to the VICBET Client..

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


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to Leslie B. Good luck with your Free $100 Bet Leslie and thanks for opening an account early September. Thanks to everyone for sending the jokes in and the feedback by Live Chat or 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 go to our Live Chat or WhatsApp Tim Cleary (0433-339347) and he will price up for you.


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. Plus all the overseas venues including Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and all the other available racemeetings.


To quickly access all Group Racing for the weekend hit the Group Races tab on the left hand side of the home page of the VICBET website and select your feature race…..


Up on the VICBET website there are now 19 Feature Races to have a browse at…. This week the Vspecial is in the upcoming Caulfield Stakes. Russian Camelot the $1.60 favourite is a star in the making and we are offering a MASSIVE VBOOST of $2 until Midnight on Friday 2nd October. (Max Wager $100) Simply place your wager at the current Fixed Odds and we will amend the odds for you. Note this is for current active VICBET account holders only. You can send a reminder to us by Live Chat.


Group 1 Second Place Promo:

The same as the last few weeks but on the three big races this Saturday! The Epsom Handicap (Randwick Race 7), The Metropolitan (Randwick Race 8) and The Turnbull Stakes (Flemington Race 7). Have a Fixed Odds Win Bet on any of these races and if your horse comes second, we will give you up to $50 back! As an example, if you place $25 and your selection comes second, you get $25 back….


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), Dulcify (1979), Super Impose (1989), Better Loosen Up (1990), Let’s Elope (1991), Naturalism (1992), Sunline (2001), Northerly (2002), Makybe Diva (2005), Efficient (2009) and finally Winx twice in recent years (2017-18)…….……..Watch the unbelievable win by Winx at $1.10 in the 2018 Turnbull Stakes – CLICK HERE


We are the Old Fashioned type of Bookmakers (four generations going back to 1941). My Late Father Allen Cleary was a Bookmaker from 1956 – 2006, his Uncle Bob was a Bookmaker from 1941 – 1961. Today it is Rod & my Son 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 so thanks in advance…….


If you are new to VICBET in recent times welcome, if you have had an established account and have misplaced your login details, jump on the Live Chat, 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 Mainland Race Meetings seven days a week and the overseas races through to about 3am each night……

Good Luck, Stay Safe at this hard COVID-19 time and Happy Punting…..