Latest News from Portelli Racing

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 ...

She Will Reign primed for return in Inglis Sprint

She Will Reign primed for return in Inglis Sprint

Feb 08, 2018

TRAINER Gary Portelli is taking nothing for granted as he prepares glamour filly She Will Reign for her comeback in the $250,000 Inglis Sprint (1100m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday. This does look She Will Reign’s race to lose.She is a dual Group 1 winner of the Golden Slipper ...

Single Bullet battles on after getting shoe caught in his tail

Single Bullet battles on after getting shoe caught in his tail

Jan 29, 2018

A HORSE throwing a shoe isn’t uncommon, but Single Bullet produced a “racing first” at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday in the Wilkes Quality.Racing NSW chief steward Marc Van Gestel said he couldn’t believe a horse could throw a shoe mid-race which then ended up in its ...

She Will Reign to gallop at Rosehill in Oakleigh Plate build up

She Will Reign to gallop at Rosehill in Oakleigh Plate build up

Jan 24, 2018

Last year‘s Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign will return to the scene of her greatest triumph when she gallops in between races at Rosehill on Saturday.She Will Reign, above, will gallop in between races at Rosehill on Saturday. Photo by Steve Hart.She Will Reign claimed ...

Change Of Tack for She Will Reign

Change Of Tack for She Will Reign

Jan 04, 2018

A change of plan will see She Will Reign launch her autumn campaign in the $250,000 Inglis Sprint (1100m) at Warwick Farm on February 10.Trainer Gary Portelli originally had the Rubiton Stakes, run on the same day at Caulfield, pencilled in as the first up target for the Golden ...

​Don’t Keep It A Secret

​Don’t Keep It A Secret

Jan 01, 2018

Gary Portelli conceded that Secret Lady had “got away from him” after her last run so expect plenty of improvement when she heads north for the Magic Millions.The speedy two-year-old ran along at a good clip at Royal Randwick with Punters’ Intel revealing sectionals of ...

Watch Out.. Another Portelli 2yo coming through

Watch Out.. Another Portelli 2yo coming through

Dec 30, 2017

Last season's two-year-old highlight would undoubtedly be She Will Reign who strung together four outstanding juvenile wins including the big one, the Group 1 Golden Slipper. But while trainer Gary Portelli might have confessed that he is unsure whether this season's ...

Portelli's Secret Match-Up A Proven Pointer

Portelli's Secret Match-Up A Proven Pointer

Dec 28, 2017

This might sound crazy but the major difference between Gary Portelli’s promising filly Secret Lady and his reigning Slipper champ is stablemate Straturbo.More precisely, how each handles Straturbo when matched up in trackwork.Portelli can see similarities between Secret Lady ...

Secret Lady wins barrier trial

Secret Lady wins barrier trial

Dec 23, 2017

Gary Portelli’s plan to teach Secret Lady a bit more about race craft has fallen flat with the filly doing her own thing in a barrier trial at Warwick Farm.The trainer had the two-year-old in a heat on Tuesday against older horses, hoping they would jump too strongly for her ...

Millions on line for Testashadow in Summer Cup

Millions on line for Testashadow in Summer Cup

Dec 20, 2017

A Magic Millions Carnival bid next month in Queensland will be on the line for the Gary Portelli-trained Testashadow on Boxing Day in the Group 3 $150,000 Summer Cup (2000m) at RoyalRandwick.The Boxing Day races in Sydney next Tuesday are headlined by the Summer Cup handicap ...

Testashadow spot on for Villiers

Testashadow spot on for Villiers

Dec 13, 2017

Trainer Gary Portelli has described his last-start Festival Stakes winner Testashadow as being “spot on” for his shot at success in Saturday’s Group 2 $250,000 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick.Last time out the Testa Rossa six-year-old saluted narrowly at Rosehill ...

Portelli, Melham join forces again with Villiers hope Testashadow

Portelli, Melham join forces again with Villiers hope Testashadow

Dec 12, 2017

THE Golden Slipper-winning combination of trainer Gary Portelli and jockey Ben Melham is joining forces again to chase more big-race success at Royal Randwick on Saturday. Portelli has enticed Melbourne-based Melham to travel interstate and partner the in-form Testashadow in ...

No protest over Buffy and Bringagem’s chances at Towac on Tuesday

No protest over Buffy and Bringagem’s chances at Towac on Tuesday

Dec 12, 2017

After starting his career here Warwick Farm-based trainer Gary Portelli has long been a staunch supporter of Racing Orange, and he’ll continue that this week when he brings four chances to Tuesday’s Christmas at Towac TAB meeting.That quartet includes the two embroiled in a ...

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 ...