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Confident King Eyeing D'Oro Double Up

Confident King Eyeing D'Oro Double Up

Jun 21, 2018

There’s a distinction between hoping a horse will handle a heavy track and knowing they do and that’s the best way to describe how Rachel King can approach her second ride on Dio D’Oro at Randwick on Saturday.The Gary Portelli-trained colt was a dominant first-up winner at ...

Nicci’s Gold gives Gary Portelli consolation

Nicci’s Gold gives Gary Portelli consolation

Jun 18, 2018

Soon after watching two-year-old Ronstar suffer his first defeat, trainer Gary Portelli has gained compensation from the win of Nicci’s Gold at Rosehill.Ronstar was a well-beaten third in Saturday’s first race but Nicci’s Gold’s barnstorming run in the Ascot Restaurant ...

Open Day: Celebrating our owners

Open Day: Celebrating our owners

Jun 14, 2018

We had a wonderful time opening up the stable gates to everyone on Sunday and we couldn’t believe how many of our owners braved the weather to come and spend the morning with our team!It was a chance for owners to meet stable stars like She Will Reign, Testashadow, Single ...

Acid Test For Portelli's Unbeaten Star

Acid Test For Portelli's Unbeaten Star

Jun 13, 2018

If unbeaten youngster Ronstar is to be a spring contender trainer Gary Portelli wants to see him put a field away at Rosehill on Saturday.And the best way Portelli can think for Ronstar, whose wins have been by a short half head and half a head, to do that is to be the master of ...

Portelli Hopes Change Will Do She Will Reign Good

Portelli Hopes Change Will Do She Will Reign Good

Jun 10, 2018

Trainer Gary Portelli is taking an open mind into She Will Reign’s four-year-old season to accommodate the changes the star filly has been going through in the last 12 months.The 2017 Golden Slipper winner has had a mixed season with two wins, both first-up, including a Group ...

Ronstar no movie star but looks good winning

Ronstar no movie star but looks good winning

Jun 04, 2018

Ronstar might look unusual but trainer Gary Portelli says he has something money can’t buy: the will to win.The Zoustar two-year-old with the swayback made it two wins from two starts at Rosehill on Saturday, again by a slender margin.“You saw out there what we see in the ...

Portelli heaps praise on Ronstar after tough debut win

Portelli heaps praise on Ronstar after tough debut win

May 21, 2018

Ronstar has a pronounced sway-back and ungainly galloping action — but he also has a fierce determination to win.At Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, first starter Ronstar was under siege from the turn but he found a win to win the Abercorn Hall of Fame Handicap (1200m).Gary ...

Portelli Racing May Newsletter

Portelli Racing May Newsletter

May 10, 2018

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She Will Reign to run in 2018 Arrowfield Sprint

She Will Reign to run in 2018 Arrowfield Sprint

Mar 29, 2018

She Will Reign will return to racing against her own age group after a disastrous trip to Melbourne for the William Reid Stakes.The 2017 Golden Slipper winner finished eighth in Friday night’s 1200m Group One race at Moonee Valley where she beat open age sprinters in September ...

Gary Portelli keeps Golden Slipper ambitions in check

Gary Portelli keeps Golden Slipper ambitions in check

Mar 21, 2018

Gary Portelli drew the same barrier as last year before winning the Golden Slipper, but getting the same result won’t be easy.After Secret Lady came up with gate 13 for Saturday’s $3.5 million feature at Rosehill, the Warwick Farm trainer said the filly would need luck in ...

Secret Lady secures Golden Slipper start

Mar 21, 2018

Secret Lady has secured the final spot in this year's Golden Slipper field for last year's winning trainer Gary Portelli. The Choisir filly gained a start after Godolphin elected to bypass the Slipper with Encryption in favour of the G1 Inglis Sires' on April 7. Ben Melham, ...

She Will Reign uses William Reid as Championships preview

She Will Reign uses William Reid as Championships preview

Mar 21, 2018

Gary Portelli will use Friday’s William Reid Stakes as the gauge to decide which race She Will Reign will target at next month's Championships in Sydney.Last year's Golden Slipper winner has already been a group 1 winner at Moonee Valley against the older horses in the Moir ...

Reign stretches legs at Farm

Reign stretches legs at Farm

Mar 15, 2018

The William Reid Stakes-bound She Will Reign tuned up for her bid to win the Moonee Valley Group 1, with an exhibition gallop at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.The Gary Portelli-trained filly heads to the William Reid third-up, coming off a 10th placing in the Oakleigh Plate beaten ...

Secret Lady faces last-ditch Slipper bid

Secret Lady faces last-ditch Slipper bid

Mar 14, 2018

Gary Portelli has to run leading Golden Slipper contender Secret Lady in the final fillies lead-in at Rosehill after she lost ground in the order of entry.Portelli figured Secret Lady, his leading juvenile hope to emulate stablemate She Will Reign's Golden Slipper win last year, ...

Golden Slipper-winning trainer Gary Portelli sees gold at Magic Millions Perth yearling sales

Golden Slipper-winning trainer Gary Portelli sees gold at Magic Millions Perth yearling sales

Feb 20, 2018

Golden Slipper-winning trainer Gary Portelli is optimistic he can repeat a successful buying mission at the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale’s opening session today.Triumphant in the world’s richest juvenile feature last year with She Will Reign, Portelli has inspected a ...

Melham weights on She Will Reign

Melham weights on She Will Reign

Feb 19, 2018

Trainer Gary Portelli and Ben Melham are anxiously waiting on Oakleigh Plate nominations to calculate whether the jockey will be able to ride She Will Reign in the Group One sprint.Melham was aboard when the filly won the Golden Slipper but had to forfeit the winning ride in the ...

A Cracka Tale About She Will Reign

A Cracka Tale About She Will Reign

Feb 09, 2018

Trust is a huge part of any racing stable and when it comes to She Will Reign, and the rest of his team, there’s nobody trainer Gary Portelli trusts more than his foreman Greg Miles.Though most know him as “Cracka”.Miles has known Portelli for decades, he’s been a family ...

She Will Reign primed for return in Inglis Sprint

She Will Reign primed for return in Inglis Sprint

Feb 08, 2018

TRAINER Gary Portelli is taking nothing for granted as he prepares glamour filly She Will Reign for her comeback in the $250,000 Inglis Sprint (1100m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday. This does look She Will Reign’s race to lose.She is a dual Group 1 winner of the Golden Slipper ...

Single Bullet battles on after getting shoe caught in his tail

Single Bullet battles on after getting shoe caught in his tail

Jan 29, 2018

A HORSE throwing a shoe isn’t uncommon, but Single Bullet produced a “racing first” at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday in the Wilkes Quality.Racing NSW chief steward Marc Van Gestel said he couldn’t believe a horse could throw a shoe mid-race which then ended up in its ...

She Will Reign to gallop at Rosehill in Oakleigh Plate build up

She Will Reign to gallop at Rosehill in Oakleigh Plate build up

Jan 24, 2018

Last year‘s Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign will return to the scene of her greatest triumph when she gallops in between races at Rosehill on Saturday.She Will Reign, above, will gallop in between races at Rosehill on Saturday. Photo by Steve Hart.She Will Reign claimed ...

Change Of Tack for She Will Reign

Change Of Tack for She Will Reign

Jan 04, 2018

A change of plan will see She Will Reign launch her autumn campaign in the $250,000 Inglis Sprint (1100m) at Warwick Farm on February 10.Trainer Gary Portelli originally had the Rubiton Stakes, run on the same day at Caulfield, pencilled in as the first up target for the Golden ...

​Don’t Keep It A Secret

​Don’t Keep It A Secret

Jan 01, 2018

Gary Portelli conceded that Secret Lady had “got away from him” after her last run so expect plenty of improvement when she heads north for the Magic Millions.The speedy two-year-old ran along at a good clip at Royal Randwick with Punters’ Intel revealing sectionals of ...

Watch Out.. Another Portelli 2yo coming through

Watch Out.. Another Portelli 2yo coming through

Dec 30, 2017

Last season's two-year-old highlight would undoubtedly be She Will Reign who strung together four outstanding juvenile wins including the big one, the Group 1 Golden Slipper. But while trainer Gary Portelli might have confessed that he is unsure whether this season's ...

Portelli's Secret Match-Up A Proven Pointer

Portelli's Secret Match-Up A Proven Pointer

Dec 28, 2017

This might sound crazy but the major difference between Gary Portelli’s promising filly Secret Lady and his reigning Slipper champ is stablemate Straturbo.More precisely, how each handles Straturbo when matched up in trackwork.Portelli can see similarities between Secret Lady ...