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Portelli Aiming Up If Nicci Strikes Gold Again

Portelli Aiming Up If Nicci Strikes Gold Again

Dec 06, 2018

Another second-up win by handy mare Nicci’s Gold at Rosehill on Saturday would tempt trainer Gary Portelli to back her up in next week’s Villiers Stakes or at least aim up at a stakes race.An eye-catching second behind Seasons three weeks ago, where she ran the fastest last ...

Single Bullet ready to fire at Rosehill

Single Bullet ready to fire at Rosehill

Dec 04, 2018

Since he won a Group Three race as a two-year-old, Single Bullet's career has been a case of near misses and a couple of disappointments.But his return to the winners' circle at Randwick in October has renewed trainer Gary Portelli's faith in the sprinter heading to Saturday's ...

Golden Gift could offer up early Slipper favourite

Golden Gift could offer up early Slipper favourite

Nov 24, 2018

The early Golden Slipper favourite will probably be decided by Saturday’s Golden Gift at Rosehill with a couple of boom colts and a Godolphin blueblood coming together in arguably the best two-year-old race of the season so far.The Gift was put into place by the Australian ...

Spaceboy's Deep expectations

Spaceboy's Deep expectations

Nov 21, 2018

Following in the footsteps of his sire Deep Field, Spaceboy is expected to make a considerable impression when he debuts in the Golden Gift at Rosehill on Saturday. In a Gosford maiden back in June 2014, Deep Field, now standing at Newgate, smashed his rivals by ten lengths, ...

Spaceboy to make debut in Golden Gift

Spaceboy to make debut in Golden Gift

Nov 19, 2018

If the best way to judge unraced two-year-olds is by barrier trials then trainer Gary Portell has much to look forward to with Spaceboy.The colt will make his debut in the $150,000 Golden Gift (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday after winning an 800m-trial by six lengths on November ...

Veteran Testashadow headed to Rosehill for November Topaz

Veteran Testashadow headed to Rosehill for November Topaz

Nov 13, 2018

Gary Portelli has unveiled a couple of promising two-year-olds already this season but is looking to a stable veteran to keep up his good form when he runs at Rosehill.Seven-year-old Testashadow will line up in Saturday’s November Topaz (1900m) after a game third in the Listed ...

Spaceboy steps out at Warwick Farm trials

Spaceboy steps out at Warwick Farm trials

Nov 10, 2018

The Portelli team had 15 entered for the Warwick Farm barrier trials on Friday 9th November and unearthed another smart two-year-old in Spaceboy.The Deep Field colt caught the eye at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in January being out of Miatoko (Danzero), the ...

Portelli Says Time's Right To Qualify For The Slipper

Portelli Says Time's Right To Qualify For The Slipper

Nov 01, 2018

Trainer Gary Portelli is aiming to have promising youngsters Time To Reign and Disruptor all but qualified for next year’s Golden Slipper over the next two Saturdays.Time To Reign, the half-brother to Portelli’s 2017 Slipper winner She Will Reign, is out to keep his unbeaten ...

Single Bullet breaks 594 day drought with some help from above

Single Bullet breaks 594 day drought with some help from above

Oct 29, 2018

The enigmatic Single Bullet produced a scintillating performance to storm home from last and take out the Chandon S Sprint (1000m) to break a 594-day winless drought.The son of Not A Single Doubt has always shown above average ability, taking out the Group III Pago Pago as a ...

It's time: Portelli plotting to reign again in Slipper

It's time: Portelli plotting to reign again in Slipper

Oct 25, 2018

Gary Portelli will skip the Magic Millions to concentrate on the Golden Slipper with She Will Reign's half-brother Time To Reign, which made a mess of his rivals on debut at Randwick on Saturday. There may be little similarity between Portelli's latest two-year-old protege and ...

Portelli Searches For Matching Slipper

Portelli Searches For Matching Slipper

Oct 18, 2018

Gary Portelli walks past his Golden Slipper trophy every day. He makes a point of it.“My Golden Slipper trophy is strategically placed in the hallway as I leave the house. I have to look at it every morning and I turn the light on, it’s now part of my routine. I leave that ...

Portelli will launch new two-year-old Reign – rain, hail or shine

Portelli will launch new two-year-old Reign – rain, hail or shine

Oct 17, 2018

Gary Portelli is excited about Time To Reign starting his career at Randwick on Saturday but the weather will decide if three-year-old Ronstar returns in the Brian Crowley Stakes.Portelli will debut Time To Reign (Time Of War-Courgette), which is a half-brother to Golden Slipper ...

This time last year... Moonee Valley Moir Stakes

This time last year... Moonee Valley Moir Stakes

Sep 29, 2018

It is hard to believe that a year has flown past since She Will Reign took out the Group 1 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley in front of an ecstatic group of owners!The now retired mare had returned to run first up in the Moir following an almost unbeatable two-year-old season, ...

Blevio counters Offensive to salute

Sep 19, 2018

As Charm Offensive loomed up ominously alongside Blevio in the Kembla Grange straight, Gary Portelli’s lightly-raced filly knuckled down for the fight.The three-year-old had looked vulnerable on-speed in the Shoalhaven Ex-Servo's Excite Rewards App Maiden Handicap (1000m), but ...

Young part-owner Theo dedicates art to favourite Dio D'Oro

Young part-owner Theo dedicates art to favourite Dio D'Oro

Aug 29, 2018

We were sent this photo of young horse owner and artist Theo with his drawing of Dio D’Oro.Dio D'Oro became a firm fan favourite last campaign winning all of his three consecutive starts at Metropolitan level.The colt is drawn out in front of course and winning in the ...

Golden Reign over but not for Portelli

Golden Reign over but not for Portelli

Aug 24, 2018

"DON'T cry because it is over. Smile because it happened.'' Trainer Gary Portelli had reason to recite the famous Dr. Seuss quotation as She Will Reign left his Warwick Farm stables for the last time earlier this week. She Will Reign was racing's fairytale filly. A $20,000 ...

Dio D'Oro to step up to stakes company

Dio D'Oro to step up to stakes company

Aug 22, 2018

She Will Reign has had her farewell party at Gary Portelli’s stable but the Darby Racing colours will be on display when Dio D’Oro returns to the track in the San Domenico Stakes at Rosehill.Darby Racing pulled the pin on She Will Reign’s final Australian campaign after ...

Farewell to a very special mare - She Will Reign

Farewell to a very special mare - She Will Reign

Aug 21, 2018

Our very own Cinderella story has drawn to a close with champion filly She Will Reign departing the stable for the last time on Monday morning. Her journey has been well-documented along the way (the $20,000 filly turned dual-Group 1 winner) but as the team found themselves ...

Weekend Wash-Up Sat 11 Aug

Weekend Wash-Up Sat 11 Aug

Aug 13, 2018

We left the track on Saturday very happy with the way all four of our runners performed: Nicci's Gold (pictured) has well and truly earned her paddock spell after an excellent preparation stepping up to Saturday metro racing with 7 starts in town for a win, a placing and a ...

Exceltic to put Golden Rose on the line

Exceltic to put Golden Rose on the line

Aug 07, 2018

Exceltic will need to reproduce his two-year-old form in the Listed Rosebud at Rosehill to convince trainer Gary Portelli he can progress to the highest level.The colt is one of 12 entries for the season’s first three-year-old stakes race in Sydney on Saturday, a precursor to ...

Missile Stakes the launching pad to Everest summit

Missile Stakes the launching pad to Everest summit

Jul 31, 2018

IT'S shaping as the most crucial Missile Stakes in history - with a handful of Saturday's runners chasing down two remaining spots in The Everest. The likes of Golden Slipper fairytale horse She Will Reign, Randwick Guineas champion Kementari and Magic Millions Guineas winner ...

She Will Reign to return in Missile Stakes

She Will Reign to return in Missile Stakes

Jul 30, 2018

She Will Reign is set to make her new season return in a star-studded Missile Stakes at Rosehill with trainer Gary Portelli anticipating the dual Group I-winning sprinter can stretch out in distance this preparation.Saturday's Group TII 1200m-race is expected to feature a host ...

Darby smells Roses with Dio D'oro

Darby smells Roses with Dio D'oro

Jun 30, 2018

One carved a reputation on buying a Golden Slipper winner for $20,000, plus another runner-up in the world's richest race for two-year-olds for $10,000. The other has bought horseflesh for an assortment of the richest equine-mad royalty in the world.An unlikely match? On face ...

Portelli has Golden Rose aspirations for Dio D’Oro

Portelli has Golden Rose aspirations for Dio D’Oro

Jun 25, 2018

DIO D’Oro has given trainer Gary Portelli reason to be ambitious while Silent Explorer left his trainer David Payne frustrated and wondering what might have been.The juvenile opener at Royal Randwick on Saturday was a compelling, controversial race with Dio D’Oro underlining ...