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Welcome to the Winx Stakes Edition of the VNEWS. (And there she is above)…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Wealthy Bob…..
  • VBigBets – Age of Chivalry too good at $2.40….
  • VBet – James K is this week’s $100 winner….
  • VH2H – Pick your own H2H in any race in a two or three…..
  • VMeetings – Group One Racing at Randwick this weekend…..
  • VKeeping – is the Mobile App….
  • VFeature Racing – Get $41 in the Melbourne Cup a $21 chance….
  • VPromotions – Get ready for the 2019 Spring…
  • VFacts – Winx Stakes first time run this year…
  • VRefer – Mention us this Winter…
  • VEnd – Good Punting….


Bob, a 70-year-old, extremely wealthy widower, shows up at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club with a breathtakingly beautiful and very sexy 25-year-old blonde-haired woman who knocks everyone’s socks off with her youthful sex appeal and charm and who hangs over Bob’s arm and listens intently to his every word. His buddies at the club are all aghast. At their very first chance, they corner him and ask, “Bob, how’d you get the trophy girlfriend?” Bob replied, “Girlfriend? She’s my wife!” They’re knocked over, but continue to ask: “So, how’d you persuade her to marry you?” “I lied about my age,” Bob replied. “What? Did you tell her you were only 50?” Bob smiled and said, “No, I told her I was 90.”


The biggest winning wager with us last Saturday was:

  • Caulfield R7 – Age of Chivalry $8k TF at $2.40  – Credit of $11,200 to the VICBET Client……

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

  • Caulfield R9 – Crack the Code $2k Win TF and $8k Place $2.30  (Unplaced)  – Loss of $10k to the VICBET Client……


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to James K. Good luck with your FREE Bet James. Unfortunately your wager on Dubious in the Vain Stakes didn’t salute last Saturday but at least you win the VBET. The next winner of the $100 VBET will go to anyone that has a bet in Saturday’s Group One the Winx Stakes. All the names are dropped in the Hat and one winner will be pulled out…..

Thanks to Steve N for sending this week’s VJoke, anyone that sends a joke that is used also gets $100 in their VICBET account……

VH2H – Head to Head Betting

VICBET H2H Betting is available every race in two groups of three. It is the three Favs (1st, 2nd and 3rd) combined in one H2H outcome and the second H2H is the 4th, 5th and 6th Favs combined, excluding the Fav if it is Odds-on (under $2). Also, you can pick your own H2H outcome, then simply text Tim Cleary (0433-339347) and he will put online for you, this can be in a group of two or three……This a novelty bet type so it is for the small players……


All the upcoming races are Online Now, early Pre-Post Odds for Saturday’s Metro Races will be available each week on Wednesday……..There is Group Racing at Randwick this upcoming Saturday with the Group One Winx Stakes the highlight….


Lots of people ask if we have a Mobile App and is it in the App Store. VICBET does have a Mobile Application that works perfectly well on any Mobile Device, but it is not in the App Store, simply using your browser like Safari or Google and go to If on the Main Site simply click through from the Main Site by pressing the Mobile Site button…..A reminder again if topping up your account POLi is the best option, very easy to use and no fees at all for you unlike using a Credit Card where most banks will charge a Cash Advance Fee….


It is that time of year coming into the Spring with all the stars resuming, there are many 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 The Melbourne Cup, there are 23 runners in the $21 to $26 price range on our website (not including Cross Counter and Marmelo). This week anyone can simply reply (by Friday) to the VNEWS and you can have $41 up to a $125 stake on any of those 23 runners. Who knows pick the right one and it could be $11 on the first Tuesday in November and $41 will look pretty good then……….


VICBET VLoad – Any Clients that have not had a bet in the last three months and would like to top up the VICBET account in readiness for the Spring then we will do a 100% Match up to $500. All you need to do is turnover X 3 excluding chances under $2 by the conclusion of the Flemington Spring Carnival on Stakes Day. 


The Winx Stakes – formerly the Warwick Stakes – is one of the country’s newest Group 1 races upgraded from its previous Group 2 status for the first time in 2018 and renamed in honour of the world’s best mare – Winx. The Royal Randwick race is held at the very start of the esteemed Sydney Spring Racing Carnival giving Sydney bragging rights to the opening Group 1 race of the Spring since the upgrade. The feature event of Winx Stakes Day, the race is run over 1,400m under weight-for-age (WFA) conditions and the prize money was doubled from $250,000 to $500,000 for the first time in 2018. Runners in the Winx Stakes may have previously competed in the Group 3 Missile Stakes (1,100m), another weight-for-age event at Randwick two weeks prior. The race’s now namesake Winx won the race first-up in 2016, again in 2017 and then became a three-time champion of the event in 2018 shortly before she retired from racing. As much as it is great to honour Winx with a race in her honour I am a Traditionalist and prefer the original name. This race has been known as the Warwick Stakes since 1923 and some famous winners include Amounis (1930), Bernborough (1946), Tulloch (1957), Kingston Town (1980, 81 and 82), Super Impose (1990 and 91), Shaftesbury Avenue (1992), Sunline (1999), Lonhro (2001 and 2003) and Winx (2016, 17 and 2018).


We are Old Fashioned Bookmakers (four generations), NOT Corporates, we work On Course at most Melbourne Metro Meetings, but are mainly operating Online now. Your referrals are 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……


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 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……