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Welcome to the Winx Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Sydney Harbour……..
  • VBigBets – Not Feint Hearted impressive
  • VBet – Thanks for the joke Brad…..
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race…..
  • VMeetings – Group Races Sydney…..
  • VKeeping – $500k on Black Caviar…….
  • VFeature Racing – 18 Features online now…..
  • VPromotions – Winx Stakes Promo………
  • VFacts – Winx Stakes first run in 1923 as the Warwick Stakes……..
  • VRefer – Thanks……..
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


A young Sydney woman was so depressed with all this Covid-19 drama that she decided to end her life by throwing herself into the Sydney Harbour. Just before she could throw herself off Circular Quay, a handsome young man stopped her. “Stop-Stop, You have so much to live for,” said the man. “I’m a sailor, and we are off to Italy tomorrow. I can stow you away on my ship. I’ll take care of you, bring you food every day, and keep you happy.” With nothing to lose, combined with the fact that she had always wanted to go to Italy , the woman accepted. That night the sailor brought her aboard and hid her in a small but comfortable compartment in the hold without any windows. From then on, every night he would bring her three sandwiches, a bottle of red wine, and make love to her until dawn. Two weeks later she was discovered by the Captain during a routine inspection. “What are you doing here?” asked the Captain. “I have an arrangement with one of the sailors,” she replied. “He brings me food and I get a free trip to Italy .” “I see,” the Captain says. Her conscience got the best of her and she added, “Plus, we enjoy each other’s company every night.” “He certainly is,” replied the Captain….Sorry to break this news to you and you can discuss with your new young sailor friend but – “This is the Manly Ferry ..”


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

  • Randwick Race 9 – Not Feint Hearted $5k BOB ($3.50 – $3.30) – Credit of $12,500 to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was at Caulfield:

  • Caulfield Race 4 – Plain Ciel $12k BOB ($1.85 – $1.80) – Loss of $12k 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 Brad H. Good luck with your Free $100 Bet Brad and thanks for sending the joke in, I hope people didn’t find it too edgy. Thanks to everyone else for sending the jokes in 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, this can be in a group of two or three, max wager is $100 when he does this……This is a novelty bet type so it is for the small players……


It was a brilliant day of Racing last week and it is an even better day this upcoming Saturday. It is headed by the Group 1 Winx Stakes at Randwick, as well as a Group 2 and two Group 3 Races…..


People often ask me the biggest bet I have taken in the journey since 1992. For dollar mount it was on Black Caviar in the Group 2 Australia Stakes in Jan 2012. She was $1.03 (33/1 on) to $1.02 (50/1 on) on this day and won by 4 lengths in a field of 7. A Client from Singapore had $500k at $1.03 to win $15k, needless to say I was hoping she put her foot in a hole but didn’t hurt herself or Luke Nolen. Not to be though……


Up on the VICBET website there are now 18 Feature Races to have a browse at…. This week the Vspecial is in the upcoming Memsie Stakes. Savatiano was very impressive in the P. B Lawrence Stakes on Saturday so holds a $5 quote as favoritism. This week anyone can have $8 on the fancied pick, up until Midnight on Friday 21st August. (Max Wager $750) Simply place your wager at the current Fixed Odds and we will amend the odds for you. Note this is for current VICBET account holders only. You can send us a reminder by Live Chat or email Tim at


Winx Stakes Promo! Have a Fixed Odds Win Bet on the race and if your horse comes second, you get your stake back UP TO $125, and if it comes third, we will refund $50 of your stake! (First Fixed Odds Win bet on the race). 


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 the Old Fashioned type of Bookmakers (four generations going back to 1941). Today it is Rod & 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 Race Meetings (except Tasmania) seven days a week……

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