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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, ...

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 ...