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Welcome to the Derby Day Edition of the VNEWS

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Female v Male Friendships……
  • VBigBets – Lys Gracieux slams the Bookies…..
  • VBet – Gordon B is this week’s $100 VBET winner….
  • VH2H – Pick your own H2H in any race in a two or three…..
  • VMeetings – Bendigo Cup tomorrow before the Derby…..
  • VKeeping – Birthday Bonus………
  • VFeature Racing – Coolmore Bonus………
  • VPromotions – Race 1 and 2 Promo for Derby Day…….
  • VFacts – First run in 1855, watch the 1993 VRC Derby……
  • VRefer – Four Stands at Flemington……
  • VEnd – Good Punting on Cox Plate weekend……


Friendship among Women:
A woman didn’t come home one night. The next morning she told her husband that she had slept over at a friend’s house. The man called his wife’s ten best friends. None of them knew anything about it.
Friendship among Men:
A man didn’t come home one night. The next morning he told his wife that he had slept over at a friend’s house. The woman called her husband’s 10 best friends. Eight confirmed that he had slept over, and two said he was still there.


The biggest winning wager with us was in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley:

  • Moonee Valley R9 Lys Gracieux $10k TF at $3 – Credit of $20k to the VICBET Client……

And the largest losing wager with us was also at Moonee Valley:

  • Moonee Valley R6 Battenburg $8k BT at $2.80 – Loss of $8k to the VICBET Client……


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to Gordon B. Good luck with your Free Bet Gordon. The next winner of the $100 VBET will go to anyone that has a bet in the VRC Derby 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 and in any VNEWS if yours is used a credit will appear in 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 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……


Before the best week of Racing in Australia we kick off with the Group 3 Bendigo Cup on Wednesday. On Saturday it is a huge day with every race a Group Race, highlighted by the Group 1 VRC Derby. Also on Saturday there is the Mortlake Cup and on Sunday is the Peninsula Cup (at Mornington) and the Goulburn Cup.


If your Birthday falls on a race day when we are operating then there is a free bet for you. Please email us at before your birthday to let us know and you can have your Birthday Bonus on the day of your Birthday……….


What a great win by the Japanese star Lys Gracieux in the Cox Plate! 22 people took advantage of our $4 boosted odds with the fluctuations of $3 in to $2.50 on race day! This week we have the Vspecial in the Coolmore Stud Stakes! Its shaping up to be a great race with Exceedance leading the market at $4! You can have $4.60 if you like or if you wanted to go a different way, we are also offering $5 for both Libertini and Bivouac! (both at the $4.40 price currently) As per previous weeks, simply reply to the VNEWS and we will place your wager on for you, Note it is $1,000 max stake and expires Friday PM……


VICBET Derby Day Race 1 and 2 Promo – This weekend we have a VPromotion in Races 1 and 2 at Flemington! If your horse comes second or third, we will refund your stake up to $50! It is your first bet on the race and is eligible for fixed odds bets only…..


The Victoria Derby was first run in 1855 when Rose of May scored an impressive victory, amazingly that was six years before the Melbourne Cup was first run and won by Archer. It has basically always been 2,500 metres (one year in 1972 it was 2,400 metres) and has been Group 1 since 1979. Over the journey of the great race there has been a few change of race dates so this enabled Fireworks to win the VRC Derby twice, once in November 1867 and New Years Day in 1868. If anyone is unsure the “Flower of the day” is the blue cornflower. The Best winner of the Victoria Derby and Australia’s greatest ever horse was Phar Lap in 1929……Bobby Lewis has the most wins by a jockey with eight between 1900 to 1927. James Scobie has the most wins by a Trainer with eight between 1900 and 1937……

Mahogany who won the VRC Derby in 1993 at 3/1 ($4) won eight Group 1 Races and was owned by Kerry Packer and Lloyd Williams, he was trained by Lee Freedman. For those of you that visit Melbourne’s Crown Casino, the Mahogany Room was named after him. Click on the link below to revisit the amazing 1993 victory in the Derby:


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 however the majority of our turnover is Online. This Flemington Spring Carnival we have four Stands at Flemington, if you would like to come and say hello that will be great and a spoil with the odds is all yours. We are situated in the Members in the Forum, opposite the winning post on the lawn in the Elms, in the Crown Marquee and also in the centre of the Flemington Racecourse in the Winning Post Enclosure. 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 on Derby Day and Cup Week……