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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 ...

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, ...