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Sebring Sun Pulls Up Well

Sebring Sun Pulls Up Well

Aug 24, 2015

Although officially “the beaten favourite” in Saturday’s Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes at Randwick, plenty can be attributed to the start of the race where Sebring Sun’s ear was being held by a barrier attendant and when the field jumped away, the three-year-old colt ...

Fast Nitz Hoping To Make Up For No Luck Last Start (Nowra Sunday)

Fast Nitz Hoping To Make Up For No Luck Last Start (Nowra Sunday)

Aug 21, 2015

To say the Gary Portelli-trained Fast Nitz was unlucky last start would be a gross understatement: “She’s still waiting to get out,” Portelli said tongue-in-cheek on Friday following the mare’s last start 3.6 lengths eighth to Flys Away in a 1300m F & M Benchmark ...

Racy to live up to her name at Canterbury

Racy to live up to her name at Canterbury

Aug 18, 2015

Just looking at Racy’s record tells Gary Portelli how good she can be and he is hoping she can recapture the form she showed early in her career.The filly is entered for the Thousand Guineas this spring but first she needs to step up in a benchmark 67 at Canterbury on ...

Sebring Sun Ready To Shine For Portelli

Sebring Sun Ready To Shine For Portelli

Aug 17, 2015

If Sebring Sun can make it to the $1 million Golden Rose, his trainer Gary Portelli will chalk it up as one for the little guys.The colt takes a make-or-break step to Sydney’s first Group One race of the season when he runs in Saturday’s Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) at ...

Golden Goal for Sebring Sun

Golden Goal for Sebring Sun

Aug 08, 2015

The first stakes race for new season three year-olds was run at Randwick on Saturday with victory in the Listed ATC The Rosebud going to spring up and comer Sebring Sun, a $100,000 Magic Millions purchase for Elite Thoroughbreds from the draft of Edinglassie Stud.The Gary ...

Doggone it, Sebring Sun ready for battle

Doggone it, Sebring Sun ready for battle

Aug 06, 2015

Gary Portelli’s pet Chihuahua fancies his chances of taking on Sebring Sun but it is a match up of another kind the trainer is hoping the horse can win.The colt will tackle the Listed Rosebud at Randwick on Saturday bidding to stake his claim for a start in next month’s $1 ...

Avdulla To Help Sun Shine In Rosebud

Avdulla To Help Sun Shine In Rosebud

Aug 04, 2015

In a race meeting missing four of Sydney's leading jockeys, Gary Portelli is chuffed to have snared Brenton Avdulla for the mount on Sebring Sun in the Listed Rosebud.Hugh Bowman, Blake Shinn and James McDonald fought out the finish of the 2014/15 Sydney jockeys' premiership ...

Sun Starts To Shine For Exciting Colt

Sun Starts To Shine For Exciting Colt

Jul 29, 2015

There have always been high hopes for Sebring Sun, and today the colt broke through for his maiden win, putting behind him a previous campaign where things just didn’t fall into place. Having his first run this time in, and his last as a two-year-old, the son of Group 1 ...

Wide Birth Gives Wide Acclaim The Win!

Wide Birth Gives Wide Acclaim The Win!

Jul 28, 2015

Prior to Tuesday’s race at Wyong, the Laurel Oak purchased and syndicated two-year-old Wide Acclaim had raced on five occasions and had finished either second or third on four occasions, so a win was hopefully just around the corner. Contesting the second race on the day, ...

Golden Rose Dream for Sebring Filly

Golden Rose Dream for Sebring Filly

Jul 25, 2015

A Breednet ‘One to Watch’ when she scored on debut at Bathurst on June 9, progressive Sebring filly Seeking Asylum has scarcely put a foot wrong since with a tenacious win at Canterbury on Saturday justifying the decision of connections to pay her first acceptance for the ...

Sydney’s number one apprentice outrides the big boys

Sydney’s number one apprentice outrides the big boys

Jul 25, 2015

While the big name senior hoops fight it out for the Sydney jockey’s title at Canterbury on Saturday, Winona Costin continued her domination of Sydney apprentices, producing a gun ride to win aboard Seeking Asylum and showing the senior riders how it should be done.The Gary ...

Rebel Dane Back After Wind Op

Rebel Dane Back After Wind Op

Jul 22, 2015

Trainer Gary Portelli is hoping that an ostensibly successful throat operation will see talented sprinter Rebel Dane (California Dane-Texarcana, by More Than Ready) return to his best form this campaign, reports Racing.com. The Gr1 winner has not raced since finishing well ...

Golden Slipper Winners Produce Seeking Asylum (Canterbury Saturday)

Golden Slipper Winners Produce Seeking Asylum (Canterbury Saturday)

Jul 20, 2015

Seeking Asylum didn’t give her trainer Gary Portelli much of an impression when she first galloped, but the filly is doing her best to live up to her famous parents’ names ahead of Saturday’s meeting at Canterbury Park (July 25).Seeking Asylum’s father and mother won ...

Seeking Another Impressive Win

Seeking Another Impressive Win

Jul 18, 2015

What can one say other than WOW! What a win by our talented girl Seeking Asylum. Already the winner of two races and a second place from her three prior starts, two-year-old Sebring filly Seeking Asylum braved the wet conditions at Kembla Grange on Saturday July 18, starting ...

Snitzel Filly Shows The Fast Way Home

Snitzel Filly Shows The Fast Way Home

Jul 15, 2015

Having her second run of her current campaign, three-year-old Snitzel filly Fast Nitz (NZ) travelled to Kembla Grange on Tuesday where she joined stablemate Russet in Race 4 Carlton Dry Maiden Plate over 1200m.A closing fourth first-up this campaign when racing at Bathurst on a ...

Two In Two Days As Next Level Scores

Two In Two Days As Next Level Scores

Jul 05, 2015

Fresh from success the day prior with Seeking Asylum, Portelli Racing and Elite Thoroughbreds were back in the thick of things at Newcastle as Next Level continued on with his great form this time in, contesting Race 7: Toronto District Workers Club Class 1 Handicap over 1400m. ...

Seeking Another Victory

Seeking Another Victory

Jul 03, 2015

Breaking her maiden two starts back at Bathurst before a length second on a heavy track at Newcastle, three-year-old Sebring filly Seeking Asylum travelled to Goulburn on Friday where she contested the opening race of the day, the Fife’s Stockfeed Class 1 Handicap over ...

Wyong Win For Lot Three For One

Wyong Win For Lot Three For One

Jun 12, 2015

With some recent solid efforts to her credit three-year-old Encosta de Lago filly Lot Three Four One headed to Wyong on Thursdays where she started a clear favourite in Race 6: David Loadsman Memorial over 1100m on a heavy 9 with Brenton Avdulla is the saddle.In the small field ...

Seeking Asylum Too Classy On Debut

Seeking Asylum Too Classy On Debut

Jun 09, 2015

With three solid barrier trials under her belt, two-year-old Sebring filly Seeking Asylum travelled to Bathurst on Tuesday to contest the Posh Designs Maiden Handicap, defeating the older horses in impressive fashion over 1300m.Ridden by Grant Buckley, the well-related filly ...

This Filly May Just Be The Real Deal!

This Filly May Just Be The Real Deal!

Jun 03, 2015

With only limited opportunities left in this outstanding filly we purchased earlier this year at the Magic Millions Perth Sale, we thought we just let you have a watch and a listen to her track work rider after her work this morning. Her sire Exceed And Excel really doesn’t ...

Newsletter

Newsletter

Jun 02, 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of the “Portelli Racing Newsletter.”Please have a read of the current Newsletter which previews some likely Spring contenders for the stable, highlights one of our yearling purchases and chats with one of our owners in "Touching Base With..." by ...

Touching Base With Brodie Druett

Touching Base With Brodie Druett

Jun 01, 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 Brodie Durett, who along with good friend Terry Reid who are volunteers for the Nepan Valley Club, and as you can see from ...

Third Win Far From A Cameo

Third Win Far From A Cameo

May 22, 2015

Dropping back in distance and also slightly in class from his last start fifth at Warwick Farm over 1100m, the Elite Thoroughbred purchased Northern Meteor gelding Cosmic Cameo record a narrow, but decisive victory over Rose Of Man in the Ainsworth Game Technology benchmark 65 ...

That’s Right... We’re Lookin’ At You Good Looking

That’s Right... We’re Lookin’ At You Good Looking

May 13, 2015

After an unplaced effort in December on debut, two-year-old Lookin’ At Lucky filly Hey Good Looking travelled to Bathurst on Monday to contest the opening race on the card, the Macca's Aerials Maiden Plate over 1200m.Ridden by Brendan Ward, Hey Good Looking came into the race ...