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Welcome to the Underwood Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – One for the Octogenarians…..
  • VBigBets – Punter lands the prize with Kolding at $11…..
  • VBet – Bill S is this week’s winner…….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race…..
  • VMeetings – Group 1’s at Moonee Valley, Caulfield and Rosehill….
  • VKeeping – Updating the website in 2021……
  • VFeature Racing – Get $18 the second Favs in the Caulfield Cup……
  • VPromotions – Every Race at Caulfield money back again……
  • VFacts – Underwood Stakes first run in 1924….
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


So the local news station was interviewing an amazing 80-year-old lady called Chloe because she had just gotten married for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband’s occupation.”He’s a funeral director,” she answered. “Interesting,” the newsman thought… He then asked her if she wouldn’t mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living. She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she had first married a banker when she was in her 20’s, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40’s, and a preacher when in her 60’s, and now – in her 80’s – a funeral director.
The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers. She smiled and explained, “I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go.”


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

  • Randwick Race 6 – Kolding $2k Fixed at $11 – Credit of $20k to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was at Caulfield:

  • Caulfield Race 6 – Mozzie Monster $8k BT at $3.60 (SP $4.20) – Loss of $8k 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 Bill S. Good luck with your Free $100 Bet Bill and thanks for opening an account in August. 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.


The Racing keeps hotting up, this upcoming weekend some of the highlights include the Group 1 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday Night, the Group 1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield and the Group 1 Golden Rose at Rosehill on Saturday. There are lots of Group 2 and 3 races as well, too many to mention and all the usual overseas races on every night….


We are looking at updating the VICBET website early next year, any feedback or suggestions would be much appreciated.


Up on the VICBET website there are now 27 Feature Races to have a browse at…. This week the Vspecial is in the Caulfield Cup. This week anyone can have a VBOOST of $18 on any one of the equal four second Favs up until Midnight on Friday 25th September. (Max Wager $500) Simply place your wager at the current Fixed Odds which are $13 and $15 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 or email Tim at


VICBET Money Back Special.

With so much interest in the Promo last week where we refunded $8,230 back to VICBET Clients, we will be doing it again. Once again it is on EVERY Caulfield Race this upcoming Saturday. Have a Fixed Odds Win Bet on any Race at Caulfield and if your horse comes second, you get up to $50 back! First bet on each respective race only, as an example you bet $15 and your selection comes second you get the $15 stake back….

Any questions, jump on our Live Chat, we are always happy to help….


The Underwood Stakes was first run in 1924 and is named after a former chairman of the Victorian Amateur Turf Club (VATC) James Underwood. It was actually formerly known as the Williamstown Stakes. It hit Group One status in 1979 when it was run on the last Thursday in September on what was known as the Show Day Holiday. It is generally considered the unofficial opening of the Melbourne Spring Carnival. Between 1924-1947 it was run at the former Williamstown Racecourse but has been held at Caulfield from 1948 onwards. The most famous winner was Phar Lap in 1931…….


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, 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, 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…..