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Welcome to the George Main Stakes Edition of the VNEWS…

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This newsletter includes the following:

  • VJoke – Peking Duck Golf Dinner….
  • VBigBets – Mystical View cleans us out in the last race of the day….
  • VBet – Simon H wins this week’s $100 VBET….
  • VH2H – Top 6 in the H2H’s every race……
  • VMeetings – Group 1 George Main and Sir Rupert Clarke……
  • VKeeping – International action every night….
  • VFeature Racing – The Valley is back……
  • VPromotions – Double Group 1 Promo……
  • VFacts – George Main Stakes first run in 1945….
  • VRefer – Mention us to Friends and Family….
  • VEnd – Good Luck……


A group of golfing buddies Randall, Ken (KK), Timmsy and Mark K decided to all pitch in fifty bucks and the one with the best golf score would take their wife out for dinner. The wives loved this idea. Randall thought he was the best golfer in the group but they all really knew Timmsy was clearly the best. KK’s wife Lou-Lou was especially wanting Ken to win and the moment he returned after golfing she excitedly asked, “Are we having a very special dinner tonight Ken?” “Yes we are my dear, how does Peking Duck sound?” Lou-Lou said, “That sounds great.” KK then replied, “Good, while driving over the pond on the 7th hole with the one wood, I accidentally hit one. All we need now is the recipe.”


Last Saturday the largest winning wager with us was at Belmont:

  • Belmont Race 9 – Mystical View $5k TF at $8.50 Credit of $37,500 to the VICBET Client…..

And the largest losing wager with us was at Flemington:

  • Flemington Race 3 – Ingratiating $25k Fixed (Pre-Post) at $2.20 Loss of $25k to the VICBET Client..

Don’t forget, we have the Daily Big Bets appearing in “Real Time” on the VICBET Home Page on the Main website, they appear as the largest wager first……


This week’s $100 FREE VBET goes to Simon H. Thanks for sending in the jokes Simon, keep them coming and Good Luck with your free $100 VBET….

VH2H – Head to Head Betting

VICBET H2H Betting is unique to us and is available every race day and night 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 it up for you….


This weekend we have Group One races at Caulfield – the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and at Royal Randwick – the George Main Stakes, certainly the races are really hotting up now. The support races on Saturday are just as good as the two Group One’s. Tomorrow there is the Balaklava Cup. Don’t forget on Friday there is three Group 3 races at Newcastle highlighted by the $250k Newcastle Gold Cup……


Currently we do all the overseas races including venues like UK, France, Ireland, Germany and whatever else is on and continues to about 3:30am. If you are Night Owl unlike me have a look, Fixed Odds, Odds v Evens and H2H Betting is available on every race…..Plus we have a special V-International Promo.


We are getting to the exciting time of the year and here at VICBET we have 27 Future Races online to have a browse at. This week the VSPECIAL is in the upcoming Moir Stakes. We are back under the lights at Moonee Valley. Masked Crusader and Profiteer share favouritism at $5 here. This week, we are offering a VBOOST increase up to $7 for the promising gallopers. Simply reply to the VNEWS after placing your wager or jump on Live Chat and we will amend the odds for you. Note it is $500 MAX stake and the first 25 people only, expires at midnight Friday 17th September……NOTE: Current active VICBET account holders only…..


VICBET VPromo – In the Group 1’s the George Main and the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes this upcoming Saturday, if you run 2nd – get up to $100 back, run 3rd – get up to $50 back, run 4th – get up to $25 back and run 5th – get $10 back……But there is more – run last and you get up to $20 back as a Wooden Spoon Gift…..First Fixed Odds Win bet on either of the Group 1’s. To be eligible for this double VPromo, register your interest by simply replying to the VNEWS or jump on the 24/7 Live Chat up to midnight on Friday 17th September. Those who have registered their interest over the last few weeks, don’t worry, you are already on the list….


The race’s name is derived from George Main, a former chairman of the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) and breeder. It was first held in 1945 and was won by Modulation. There was no race held in 2007 due to Equine Influenza. The George Main Stakes was upgraded to Group 1 Status in 1979. Over the race’s history, a number of horses have managed to win this event on more than one occasion since 1946 including Kingston Town (1981-82), Regal Rhythm (1967-68), Count Radiant (1964-65), Shannon (1946-47) and Winx on three occasions (2016, 2017 and 2018). The George Main Stakes has been won by some other classy gallopers including Emancipation (1983), Vo Rogue (1989), Shaftesbury Avenue (1990), Lonrho (2003), Grand Armee (2004), Road To Rock (2009), Stream (2013), Sacred Falls (2014) and Kermadec (2015). Finally TJ Smith won the race an amazing 11 times, to watch Winx win the 2018 George Main Stakes. – CLICK HERE


With an emphasis on Horse Racing solely and four generations going back to 1941 we have the personal touch as most of you know. My Late Father Allen Cleary was a Bookmaker from 1956 – 2006, his Uncle Bob was a Bookmaker from 1941 – 1961. Today it is myself Rod and my Son Tim sharing the reins since commencing Online in 2005. We have operated online continually since 2005, the longest of all Victorian Online Bookmakers. We are NOT Corporates, we work On Course at the Melbourne Metro Meetings on the Rails (Non Covid times), 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 very much in advance…..


If you are new to VICBET in recent times a big 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 plus we offer a service on Overseas races through to about 3am every night…Confirming the BOB is to Win $6k on all Non-Metros ($3k Country WA), $10k on Wednesday Metros, $15k on Saturday Metros and to Win $20k on all Australian Group One Races………..

Good Luck, Stay Safe, get vaccinated and Happy Punting…….