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Touching Base With Peter Stewart

Touching Base With Peter Stewart

Apr 27, 2015

With our owners and our staff being the backbone of the Portelli Racing team, we are going to take the opportunity to feature them. This month we speak to Peter Stewart. How long have I been involved in the racing industry? "Have been following them since I was about 12 ...

Star Struck…

Star Struck…

Apr 21, 2015

A winner of the Group One Blue Diamond at two and returning to win the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at three, Star Witness is one of a select group of horses that was able to show pure precocity as a juvenile and come back and continue that top class form at three.Passing that ...

Rebel Dane’s All Aged Stakes Odds Lengthen

Rebel Dane’s All Aged Stakes Odds Lengthen

Apr 18, 2015

Rebel Dane has drifted out to 2015 All Aged Stakes odds of $26, but trainer Gary Portelli remains confident that the talented sprinter is a winning chance in the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick tomorrow.Rebel Dane produced a slightly lackluster effort when he returned to racing ...

Portelli Goes Back To Basics In All Aged Stakes

Portelli Goes Back To Basics In All Aged Stakes

Apr 14, 2015

Gary Portelli will ignore the tactical subtleties often involved in weight-for-age racing in issuing simple riding instructions on Rebel Dane in the All Aged Stakes.Accepting Rebel Dane is a one-dimensional racehorse, Portelli will tell Blake Shinn to ride the entire for luck ...

Gary Portelli sets Rebel Dane tough task in All Aged Stakes as star sprinters converge

Gary Portelli sets Rebel Dane tough task in All Aged Stakes as star sprinters converge

Apr 13, 2015

The thought of tackling star sprinters Chautauqua and Terravista has dampened the prospect of a capacity field in the All Aged Stakes - but at least one rival trainer is hoping they confront the same hurdle he encountered last year.Rebel Dane, sent out a short-priced favourite ...

Rebel raring to go for Reid

Rebel raring to go for Reid

Mar 25, 2015

You would be hard-pressed to find a trainer who has been looking as forward to Friday night’s Brown Baldwin William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley as much as Gary Portelli. The Sydney horseman has been itching to unleash his explosive sprinter Rebel Dane in the $400,000 event ...

Craig Williams To Ride William Reid Stakes hopeful Rebel Dane

Craig Williams To Ride William Reid Stakes hopeful Rebel Dane

Mar 24, 2015

Fresh from a Rosehill Guineas win, star jockey Craig Williams has an enviable book of Group One rides in two states this weekend starting with Rebel Dane.Williams notched his first Group One for the season on New Zealand gelding Volkstok'n'barrell in Saturday's Rosehill Guineas ...

Exceed And Excelling...

Exceed And Excelling...

Mar 19, 2015

With the Group 1 Golden Slipper being run and won this coming Saturday, it is really impressive for a sire like Exceed And Excel to have so many runners in the field - fingers crossed the Portelli Racing-trained Racy gets a run!!Two years back Exceed And Excel filly Overreach ...

Stable star and first-up specialist Rebel Dane is set to resume on March 27

Stable star and first-up specialist Rebel Dane is set to resume on March 27

Mar 17, 2015

Portelli is going to Moonee Valley for a shot at the Group I William Reid Stakes (1200m), a course at which Rebel Dane has gone very close to winning at previously."I’ve been to Moonee Valley for two Group I races with him, and he was beaten in photo finishes on each ...

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Domanus - First Australian Winner For Equiano

Domanus - First Australian Winner For Equiano

Mar 16, 2015

Speedy 2YO Domanus became the first Australian-bred winner by Swettenham Stud shuttler Equiano (Acclamation-Entente Cordiale, by Ela-Mana-Mou) on Saturday. The Garry Portelli trained colt crossed from an outside barrier to sit outside the leader until the home turn of the Castle ...

Domanus Delivers At Newcastle

Domanus Delivers At Newcastle

Mar 14, 2015

Making his fourth career start, the Gary Portelli-trained Domanus opened his winning account in Race 4 - Castle Personnel Services Maiden (900m) at Newcastle on Saturday to become the first Australian-bred winner for Swettenham Stud shuttler Equiano (FR). Sent forward from the ...

She Brings Three

She Brings Three

Mar 10, 2015

The Portelli Racing- trained Sebring filly She Brings once again did her large group of owners proud, travelling to Kembla Grange on Monday and recording another victory – her third from her last four starts.With the Godolphin-owned Shamardal gelding Segregation starting a ...

Testashadow out of G1 Australian Guineas

Testashadow out of G1 Australian Guineas

Mar 05, 2015

A wide barrier has prompted Gary Portelli to scratch Testashadow from the Australian Guineas on Saturday.Portelli only decided to accept for the Flemington feature following Testashadow's work on Tuesday morning but he was flattened by the draw in gate 16."I thought we were on ...

Nothing Silent About The Win Of This Mare

Nothing Silent About The Win Of This Mare

Mar 01, 2015

A trip to Bathurst on Sunday for the four-year-old Henrythenavigator mare Silent Sky paid dividends for her owners as she demoralised her opposition to win the Cold Circle Cup Plate (1800m) by almost six lengths.Ridden by leading jockey Hugh Bowman, the P G Stewart, R G Rowan, G ...

Defiant Gary Portelli bullish about two-year-olds as D-Day looms

Defiant Gary Portelli bullish about two-year-olds as D-Day looms

Feb 27, 2015

Rarely do horses rebound from a Magic Millions campaign and have a bearing in the Golden Slipper-shaping races, but Gary Portelli is only too happy to try and buck the trend with Racy.An overweight hoop then replaced by one who had never ridden her before meant things didn't ...

Tralfaz Triumphs At Hawkesbury

Tralfaz Triumphs At Hawkesbury

Feb 26, 2015

Racing second-up on Thursday at Hawkesbury when contesting the Kevin Waters Towing over 1100m, five-year-old gelding Traflaz recorded his third career victory for loyal supports of the stable in Lisa and Glenn Morton.Having raced Group One winner A Gold Trail with the Portelli ...

Stratum Four-Year-Old Set To Do The Talking…

Stratum Four-Year-Old Set To Do The Talking…

Feb 26, 2015

With three runners set to contest stakes races on Saturday, our impressive looking chestnut four-year-old I’m All The Talk (pictured right) has headed down to Melbourne and will race in the Group One Oakleigh Plate over 1100m.With a crack field of 18 horses having accepted for ...

Testashadow Aimed At The Group 1 Australian Guineas

Testashadow Aimed At The Group 1 Australian Guineas

Feb 19, 2015

Sydney-based three-year-old Testashadow will make Melbourne home for the next few weeks.The runner-up of the $1 million Magic Millions Guineas on the Gold Coast in January will contest Saturday’s Group 3 $150,000 C. S. Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.Trainer Gary Portelli ...

Gary Heads West....

Gary Heads West....

Feb 17, 2015

The 2015 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale commences on Tuesday and Gary has headed over for the sale. If anyone would like to catch up with him at the sale, please do not hesitate to touch base on 0417 407 531. Also, if anyone is interested in any yearlings in the ...

Winona Costin all the talk with Portelli

Winona Costin all the talk with Portelli

Feb 15, 2015

Winona Costin was apologising to trainer Gary Portelli after being unlucky on Sebring Sun in Saturday's Lonhro Plate but the trainer brushed it off."Just win a group 1 for me in a couple of weeks," he told her. "There wasn't much you could do about it there and it was just good ...

Foxwedge Colt For Portelli Racing

Foxwedge Colt For Portelli Racing

Feb 11, 2015

Having secured the final lot on the opening day of the 2015 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale (click here to read all about it), Gary was back in the action on the third and final day of the sale, paying $52,500 for Lot 491 from the draft of Rheinwood Pastoral, a colt by Foxwedge, ...

Lucky Last…But Well Worth The Wait!

Lucky Last…But Well Worth The Wait!

Feb 08, 2015

With the 2015 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale – Summer Book getting underway on Sunday, Gary Portelli was on the lookout for the next start of the turf to join his Warwick Farm stable. While it may have taken until the final yearling of the day to go through the ring, ...

February - Portelli Racing Newsletter

February - Portelli Racing Newsletter

Feb 07, 2015

Welcome to the February edition of the “Portelli Racing Newsletter.”Please take a look at the Newsletter which features recent results, information about our Magic Millions Yearling purchases as well as the upcoming Inglis Classic yearling Sale and our new Newsletter feature ...