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Villiers Stakes hope Testashadow keeps getting under Gary Portelli's guard

Villiers Stakes hope Testashadow keeps getting under Gary Portelli's guard

Dec 11, 2017

Golden Slipper-winning trainer Gary Portelli admits Testashadow has always been a horse to have surprised him and hopes for another shock in Saturday's Villiers Stakes at Randwick. The six-year-old was a $20 winner in the Festival Stakes, getting the better of Mister Sea Wolf ...

Millers Shadow Success From Afar

Millers Shadow Success From Afar

Dec 06, 2017

Peter and Jeanette Miller weren’t at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday to watch their horse, Testashadow, go around in the Group Three Festival Stakes over 1500m.The 6YO hadn’t won since capturing the $1 million Magic Millions Cup in January and was being sent around on the ...

Gary Portelli cleans up at his old stomping ground as Buffy slays

Gary Portelli cleans up at his old stomping ground as Buffy slays

Dec 06, 2017

Gary Portelli has cleaned up at Towac Park, taking race four in somewhat controversial circumstances on Tuesday.Race leader Buffy, jockeyed by apprentice Deanne Payna, was two lengths ahead at the start of the straight before veering into the path of an oncoming Bringagem in the ...

GREAT SPRING ALL TOO HARD

GREAT SPRING ALL TOO HARD

Dec 05, 2017

Portelli Racing are pleased to offer a good-looking son from the stallion of the moment, All Too Hard! The colt has already had all of the education put into place and has returned to training following a month's freshen up in the paddock and is now getting ready to pursue his ...

Portelli's Rosehill Winners Saturday 2nd December

Portelli's Rosehill Winners Saturday 2nd December

Dec 04, 2017

TESTASHADOW was coming off a poor first-up effort, looked “chubby’’ prior to the race and seemed to be under pressure before the home turn — but the tough sprinter still knows how to win.Trainer Gary Portelli didn’t mind being proven wrong as Testashadow held off a ...

Perfect Pitch claims maiden at Rosehill

Perfect Pitch claims maiden at Rosehill

Dec 04, 2017

Perfect Pitch has joined impressive stablemate Secret Lady by getting off the mark at the second attempt with a last-gasp win at Rosehill.A week after Secret Lady claimed the Golden Gift at the same track, trainer Gary Portelli watched as another of his talented fillies hinted ...

Festival Stakes Won In The Shadows

Festival Stakes Won In The Shadows

Dec 04, 2017

0.2L, 0.1L, 0.2L, 1L, O.5L, 1L, 0.1L, 0.1L.That’s not Morse code. It’s the remarkable stretch of narrow winning margins in Testashadow’s eight career victories. He simply knows how to win.The latest of those victories of course coming in the $150,000 Group Two Festival ...

Secret Lady shows Golden Slipper potential

Secret Lady shows Golden Slipper potential

Nov 27, 2017

Gary Portelli, a master trainer of juveniles, is getting that Golden Slipper feeling again after Secret Lady led most of the way to win at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Secret Lady showed the benefit of race experience when she upset hot favourite Plague Stone in the $150,000 ...

Secret Lady sinks Golden Gift plunge and heads to the Magic Millions

Secret Lady sinks Golden Gift plunge and heads to the Magic Millions

Nov 27, 2017

Gary Portelli is thinking the Magic Millions or Golden Slipper for Secret Lady after she crushed punters' hopes by beating Godolphin colt Plague Stone in Saturday's Golden Gift at Rosehill.Plague Stone, an impressive Canterbury barrier trial winner, was $2.10 when betting opened ...

Gary Portelli hoping Secret Lady could be the Golden Gift

Gary Portelli hoping Secret Lady could be the Golden Gift

Nov 25, 2017

Golden Slipper winning trainer Gary Portelli has more than twice as many two-year-olds on his books this season than last, but admits there are no She Will Reigns among them, although Secret Lady is showing the right signs. The Choisir filly bought out of the Magic Millions ...

Portelli Gets Lippy About Filly

Portelli Gets Lippy About Filly

Nov 16, 2017

Diminutive filly Lipizzan hasn’t done a lot of growing since the last time we saw her but Gary Portelli has assured punters that her heart is still as big as ever.The three-year-old resumes at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday in the $100,000 ATC Owners Benefit Card Handicap ...

​The Secret Is Out For Slick Filly

​The Secret Is Out For Slick Filly

Nov 13, 2017

Dynamited won with a bit of authority in the opener at Rosehill Gardens but there was plenty to like about the second-placed Secret Lady who won’t be a maiden for long.The speedy Choisir filly had little trouble establishing a lead under Lee Magorrian and after being headed by ...

Portelli Hoping For Everest Second Chance

Portelli Hoping For Everest Second Chance

Oct 23, 2017

A second shot at The Everest with star filly She Will Reign is on trainer Gary Portelli’s wish list for 2018.The Golden Slipper winner is in the paddock after running second last as a $5.50 chance in the inaugural $10 million sprint at Randwick.Portelli said there were genuine ...

Improvement some consolation for Portelli

Oct 23, 2017

The win of Improvement at Randwick has helped offset Gary Portelli's discontent at the non-appearance of Single Bullet at the meeting.The trainer withdrew the colt from the Listed Brian Crowley Stakes (1200m) when the track was rated heavy at the 7.30 scratching time on Saturday ...

Will Distance Doubts Get The Bullet?

Will Distance Doubts Get The Bullet?

Oct 20, 2017

Talented colt Single Bullet virtually had one hoof on the float due to take him for a spell when trainer Gary Portelli decided he needed to knock a niggling distance doubt on the head.The colt had been beaten up by Viridine in his two runs this spring and Portelli was about to ...

Single Bullet impresses

Single Bullet impresses

Oct 18, 2017

Trainer Gary Portelli is confident Single Bullet (Not A Single Doubt) can put in a good performance when he runs in the Brian Crowley Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Randwick on Saturday after he impressed Portelli in a gallop yesterday. The three-year-old colt will be having his ...

She Will Reign and Chautauqua big winners from The Everest '17 barrier draw

She Will Reign and Chautauqua big winners from The Everest '17 barrier draw

Oct 11, 2017

She Will Reign’s track gallop on Tuesday left Gary Portelli “with goosebumps” and the popular trainer had double the reason to smile when the flying filly drew barrier two for Saturday’s $10 million The TAB Everest.She Will Reign is almost certain to start favourite for ...

The Everest: Corey Brown to get grip on favourite

The Everest: Corey Brown to get grip on favourite

Oct 09, 2017

Race jockey Corey Brown is looking forward to getting another feel of $10m The Everest favourite She Will Reign tomorrow morning.Trainer Gary Portelli has given the three-year-old filly a relatively easy time following her first-up win at Group I level against older horses in ...

Gary Portelli has Single Bullet loaded and ready to go in Roman Consul Stakes

Gary Portelli has Single Bullet loaded and ready to go in Roman Consul Stakes

Oct 06, 2017

Gary Portelli had two runners in this year's Golden Slipper. One you might have heard of, the winner She Will Reign, but the other was Single Bullet and was never that far behind the star filly.He didn't handle the wet track on Slipper day or in the Sires Produce Stakes but ...

Corey Brown rapt to ride She Will Reign

Corey Brown rapt to ride She Will Reign

Oct 04, 2017

Persistence has paid off for Corey Brown, with the experienced jockey talking himself into the coveted ride on Everest favourite She Will Reign.Brown left a message with trainer Gary Portelli on Sunday, reminding him he was still available to ride the Golden Slipper winner in ...

She Will Reign the real deal for The Everest with Moir Stakes win

She Will Reign the real deal for The Everest with Moir Stakes win

Oct 02, 2017

Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign proved that she is the real deal for the $10m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 14 with a come from behind win in the Moir Stakes at The Valley on Friday night.She Will Reign, above, scores a narrow win in the Moir Stakes at The ...

Reign She Does

Reign She Does

Sep 30, 2017

There is no drama like Group 1 drama, and so it went that Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign came from well back in the field to pinch the Group 1 Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes (1000m) from SA sprinter Following a bobbing go on the line, connections of the Lloyd ...

Fairhill Farm to Cheer Gimcrack Runners

Fairhill Farm to Cheer Gimcrack Runners

Sep 26, 2017

For a smaller boutique breeding operation such as Mike and Debbie O'Donnell's Fairhill Farm to have two fillies nominated for the first juvenile fillies stakes race of the season is quite an achievement.Fairhill Farm sold fillies Fiesta and Zerchois are among 21 fillies ...

Golden Slipper winner bouncing ahead of Moir Stakes

Golden Slipper winner bouncing ahead of Moir Stakes

Sep 26, 2017

Gary Portelli is delighted with the way Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign is shaping for her Everest tilt and can't wait to see her back at the races in the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night. She Will Reign won a Rosehill barrier trial on Tuesday under Kerrin ...