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Portelli full of praise for little Lipizzan

Portelli full of praise for little Lipizzan

Jun 25, 2017

“She is so small, she is only 420kg but has a heart the size of her body.’’This was trainer Gary Portelli’s description of the two-year-old filly — and he wasn’t talking about his Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign, either.Portelli made the comment after ...

Gary Portelli's Randwick Preview - Saturday 24th June

Gary Portelli's Randwick Preview - Saturday 24th June

Jun 23, 2017

Watch as Gary runs through his three runners for this Saturday's race meeting at Royal Randwick. It was a cold but beautiful morning at Warwick Farm Racecourse on Friday as we watched the horses get put through their paces. With three metropolitan runners preparing to line up ...

Portelli two-year-olds continue their reign

Portelli two-year-olds continue their reign

Jun 18, 2017

Trainer Gary Portelli notched up his ninth two-year-old race win for the season with Nicci’s Gold taking out the first event at Newcastle on Saturday.With a string of 20 two-year-olds educated through their Warwick Farm training center this season, 12 have reached the races ...

Nicci's Gold breaks through for Gold Edge connections

Nicci's Gold breaks through for Gold Edge connections

Jun 18, 2017

Two-year-old Nicconi filly Nicci's Gold showed her class at Newcastle on Saturday breaking her maiden status at her fourth career start.First-up this preparation at Bathurst, Nicci's Gold received no favours in transit to run home well in fourth after tiring late ...

Vincero Puts First Win On The Board at Gosford

Jun 16, 2017

Elite Thoroughbreds and jockey Brenton Avdulla joined forces at Gosford on Thursday to get Vincero across the line first in the opening race.The son of Stratum had supporters on the edge of their seats when he unleashed with a big finish up the straight.While the ...

She Will Reign muscled up to conquer The Everest

She Will Reign muscled up to conquer The Everest

Jun 14, 2017

Trainer Gary Portelli has reported that Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign has returned from a spell muscled up as she begins her preparation to conquer the $10m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick in October.Portelli gave She Will Reign a ten week break after the filly won the ...

Acclaiming The Win

Acclaiming The Win

Jun 12, 2017

First up this campaign, exciting sprinter Wide Acclaim jumped to straight to the lead for Deanne Panya and just ran his rivals ragged - clearing out for an impressive two and a half-length victory at Warwick Farm on the public holiday Monday.Entered the week prior, the decision ...

She Will Reign’s return gives Portelli a winter boost

She Will Reign’s return gives Portelli a winter boost

Jun 10, 2017

Gary Portelli’s immediate focus will turn to Hawkesbury on Sunday but the Sydney trainer will have an extra spring in his step this week as Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign begins her quest for spring glory. She Will Reign returned to Portelli’s stables last Friday ...

Lipizzan Wins For Laurel Oak

Lipizzan Wins For Laurel Oak

May 24, 2017

The Gary Portelli stable continued a great run of success with their juveniles at Canterbury on Wednesday with a front running victory for Lipizzan, a $120,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Laurel Oak Bloodstock from the Newhaven Park draft. A brave second in the Listed Woodlands ...

Portelli looking to life after Rebel Dane

Portelli looking to life after Rebel Dane

May 23, 2017

Box 14 at Gary Portelli’s Warwick Farm stable remains empty with the trainer admitting it will take a special horse to fill it.For the past five years the box has been the sole territory of dual Group One winner Rebel Dane who left the stable last Thursday for his new home at ...

“She’s developed unbelievably.

“She’s developed unbelievably."

May 22, 2017

A whole new woman.It’s effectively what Gary Portelli’s seen reigning Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign become.Campaign number one blew Portelli away.A recent photo taken by her syndicator Scott Darby of her spelling at Wild Oaks Farm, has done much the same.“She’s ...

No Shadow Of Doubt - Wide Cup Gate A Positive

No Shadow Of Doubt - Wide Cup Gate A Positive

May 12, 2017

Gary Portelli is convinced the Testashadow’s wide draw is more a help than a hindrance for the Scone Cup. Most trainers would prefer an inside barrier but Portelli said Testashadow is better drawn out wide.“This horse takes four or five strides to get into his work so it ...

Rebel Dane's final fling

Rebel Dane's final fling

May 11, 2017

In a season when many of racing's young male stars have been whisked off the racetrack so as to protect their stud values, budding new stallion Rebel Dane is set to embark on the final episode of his grand racing career when he runs in Saturday's Group 1 Doomben 10,000 in ...

For Your Eyes Only…

For Your Eyes Only…

May 09, 2017

After an exciting weekend of racing that saw multiple Group 1-winning and producing stallion Choisir get more stakes winners than any other stallion in Australia, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight our filly by the impressive global sire!Two-year-old colt Taking Aim ...

Aushorse Racing Connections Masterclass … You Too Can Reign

Aushorse Racing Connections Masterclass … You Too Can Reign

May 03, 2017

It’s been another bumper year for the Australian thoroughbred: the Winxs, the Chautauquas, the Jamekas.But it’s also been a memorable 12 months for racehorse owners … and not just your rusted-on crowd either.Take Global Glamour for instance … a dual Group One ...

Rebel Dane primed for Brisbane farewell

Rebel Dane primed for Brisbane farewell

May 01, 2017

Rebel Dane has bucked the recent trend of early retirement to stud, racing on as a seven-year-old until his owners, Laurel Oak, secured a deal for him to stand at Swettenham in Victoria. For more than five years he has occupied box 14 at Portelli's Warwick Farm ...

Not A Single Doubt – how could you go wrong?

Not A Single Doubt – how could you go wrong?

May 01, 2017

Secured from the draft of outstanding Group 1 breeder and vendor Mill Park Stud at the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale, a farm that has consigned Mummify, Divine Madonna, Undoubtedly, Devil Moon, Gold Guru and Happy Trails at that very sale in the past - who between them ...

Testashadow on the search for gold

Testashadow on the search for gold

Apr 29, 2017

It’ has already been a golden year for trainer Gary Portelli who aims to keep the theme going for a little while longer.She Will Reign won the Golden Slipper and now Portelli has an audacious plan to win two Gold Cups in less than a week with stable favourite Testashadow.The ...

April Newsletter

April Newsletter

Apr 13, 2017

The April Edition of the Portelli Racing Newsletter is available to read. We celebrate the stunning win of She Will Reign in the Group 1 Golden Slipper, the Group 3 victory of Single Bullet, take a look at the next phase of Rebel Dane's career as well as highlight the yearlings ...

Impressive pair of Easter colts for Portelli Racing

Impressive pair of Easter colts for Portelli Racing

Apr 06, 2017

With the final Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale being held at Newmarket over the last few days, Portelli Racing needed to get in on the action and were thrilled to secure two outstanding colts – both from Group 1 pedigreesLot 323: Zoustar x Runs Deep, by Strategic - ...

Rebel Dane to stand at Swettenham Stud

Rebel Dane to stand at Swettenham Stud

Mar 28, 2017

Adam Sangster of Swettenham Stud and the owners of Rebel Dane are delighted to announce that the dual Group One-winning stallion will stand at Swettenham Stud from the 2017 season.Rebel Dane will continue his racing career over the coming weeks in a number of Group One options ...

She Will Reign Set To Conquer Everest

She Will Reign Set To Conquer Everest

Mar 24, 2017

Scott Darby signed an agreement with Yu Long Investments on Thursday for Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign to represent their slot in the Everest.After a week of negotiations, She Will Reign's owners have agreed to a prizemoney split, which will return them more prizemoney ...

She Will Reign? Yes She Does!

She Will Reign? Yes She Does!

Mar 21, 2017

Imagine investing $30,000 and walking away with $4,697,850!Sound impossible? Unlikely, but not impossible as Darby Racing has proven with the purchase and syndication of two brilliant 2YOs in the past two seasons: Yankee Rose and newest star turn in Saturday’s Group One ...

She Will Reign Takes Owners On Fairytale Ride

She Will Reign Takes Owners On Fairytale Ride

Mar 18, 2017

She Will Reign is the Cinderella filly who fit the Golden Slipper. A $20,000 yearling purchase, she was the cheapest runner in the world’s richest juvenile race, worth a staggering $3.5 million. And She Will Reign was not just making up the numbers in the Longines Golden ...