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Eight Bills Strikes Three

Eight Bills Strikes Three

Feb 18, 2010

Eight Bills continued on his winning streak making it three form three this prep. His first romp in at Mooney Valley was followed by a very gutsy win at Caulfield topping it off with another win at Mooney Valley. He has since gone to the water walker at Fulman Park for a little ...

Butt I'm Ready for Rosehill Again

Butt I'm Ready for Rosehill Again

Feb 17, 2010

Butt I'm Ready (pictured outside) has improved on his win at Rosehill last time out and his work suggests that he may be up to a much stronger event this Saturday at Rosehill again over 1200m.  He had an impressive gallop with Lighthorseman on Tuesday morning. The pair were ...

Trail to New Zealand lined with gold for Rodd and Portelli

Trail to New Zealand lined with gold for Rodd and Portelli

Jan 02, 2010

A Gold Trail (5 Ch. G. Hussonet – Trail Of Gold, by Danewin) became the latest Aussie raider to win a group one on New Zealand soil, when taking out the $200,000, Group I, Blandford Lodge Railway Stakes, raced over 1200 metres under open handicap conditions at Ellerslie on ...

Triple Crown chasing Millions

Triple Crown chasing Millions

Dec 27, 2009

Triple Crown is now a major contender for the Magic Millions after fighting off Magic Millions favourite Ambers Waltz at Randwick on Saturday. Portelli said before the race that "Triple Crown had worked brilliantly on Tuesday and that the favourite would need to do ...

Gold Trail NZ Bound

Gold Trail NZ Bound

Dec 07, 2009

Gold Trail, the last start Group 2 The Shorts winner will travel across the Tasman to compete in the Group 1 railway stakes and the Group1 Telegraph Handicap in January. After having now three impressive trials since his spell, Gold Trail is tuned up and ready to go according to ...

Hairy To Take On Villiers

Hairy To Take On Villiers

Dec 07, 2009

Gutsy little mare Hairy is to go wHhre she has never been before, 1600m. A plan conjured by Troy Portelli and owner Brad Condon is looking like coming to fruition after an excellent performance in the Festival Stakes 1500m at Rosehill on Saturday. "After seeing the way she ...

Break Through Win

Break Through Win

Dec 07, 2009

Two time two year old group place-getter Typhoon Fury finally broke his maiden status on Saturday at Kembla Grange. With a change of tactics, which were carried out to a tee by Chris O'Brien, Typhoon Fury circled the field from well off the pace to score by a half length. The ...

Onto The Canberra Cup

Onto The Canberra Cup

Nov 21, 2009

The Canberra Cup is the next mission for the in form Aristocratico. Winning his third race in succession Aristocratico wheeled in tear away leader Handsome Stash and stave off a fight from Gods Hand to win his 1800m event at Rosehill by a half length. It has always been in the ...

Note Taken

Note Taken

Nov 17, 2009

Dictatorial broke through for a well deserved win at Warwick Farm today. Plagued by bad barriers he has been very honest this preparation.  "Hughie rode him well but its easier when you draw a gate and be in the correct position without A. using to much fuel, and B. ...

Strike Two!

Strike Two!

Nov 09, 2009

Aristocratico backed up to make it two wins in a week at Randwick on Saturday. From an awkward gate, Berry took him to sit outside the lead eventually settling into a good rhythm. He pressured the leader out of the race after the 500m mark, and by topping the Randwick rise he ...

Aristocratico Defies His Odds

Aristocratico Defies His Odds

Nov 06, 2009

Aristocratico broke through for a dominant win this prep by saluting at Rosehill last Saturday. With odds of over 50-1 being offered, Aristocratico put paid to his rivals after a well executed ride by Nathan Berry.

Portelli Fixes The Leak

Portelli Fixes The Leak

Oct 20, 2009

Lucky Leak won easily at Randwick last Saturday over 1200m. Portelli has had the son of Iglesia for two starts for two wins in class record time. Last week at Randwick he ran a scintillating 1.08.9 for the distance after a nice ride by Tye Angland. Angland had him five lengths ...

Oh So Close

Oh So Close

Oct 07, 2009

Delago Bolt came within a neck of returning to the winner's list at Flemington on Saturday. After jumping better than usual he was used up slightly to get to the front by Danny Nikolic, but settled well once he got there. The challengers staked their claims at the 400m mark ...

This Leak Makes His Own Luck

This Leak Makes His Own Luck

Oct 07, 2009

Frank Mittiga and the boys had a welcome change of luck after the devastating loss of Something Anything, due to a floating incident, when Lucky Leak came with a well-timed run to win at Canterbury last Wednesday. He is also part-owned by Marty McInerney, who did 6 weeks work on ...

Allervite Strikes Again

Allervite Strikes Again

Oct 07, 2009

The winning ways of Portelli Racing continued when Allervite bolted in at Warwick Farm on Monday. After jumping quickly, the robust son of Choisir was hard held in front by Nathan Berry until the turn, then let loose and gave nothing behind him a chance. He will now contest ...

Big Week for Portelli Racing.

Big Week for Portelli Racing.

Oct 06, 2009

The Portelli Racing team had a huge week of winners, starting with a 5 length win by Qualia at Bairnsdale on the 28th Sept. Qualia is owned by Terry Jarvis from New Zealand, along with O'Crikey. She has always shown staying potential even though she is bred to sprint. The leggy ...

A Blazing Gold Trail

A Blazing Gold Trail

Oct 04, 2009

Gold Trail left a quality Group 2 field in his wake on Saturday. With a massive downpour of rain throughout the day, Gary Portelli was in two minds whether to run or not on the heavy track. It was persistence from wife Kellie, also Gold Trail's regular track rider, ...

Exciting Times Ahead

Sep 25, 2009

We produced some exciting 2YO's this morning at the Warwick Farm trials. Battle Ready (General Nediym/Storming Bai) showed good gate speed to share the lead before being challenged by promising Statum colt American Crew from the Chris Waller camp. At the 200m mark it looked ...

Absent Friends To Make Presence Felt

Sep 21, 2009

Absent Friends' Metropolitan Handicap credentials go on the line in Saturday's Colin Stephen Quality at Randwick. The Group Three race is run over 2400 metres, the same distance as Saturday week's Metropolitan Handicap and the winner is exempt from a ballot for the ...

Eight Bills Stays Unbeaten

Sep 13, 2009

Eight Bills made it two from two in a 0 to 68 rating race at Sale today. After having to spend a year out through injury he proved the wait worth while with another dominant win. Statistically not many horses win their next race after breaking maiden company, so he showed the ...

Allervite Trounces His Rivals

Allervite Trounces His Rivals

Sep 09, 2009

Allervite proved far too strong for his rivals on his home track yesterday. He pinged the gates to lead comfortably, with  jockey Nathan Berry opting to stay out wide from the barrier in the better going. Charting a shorter course around the turn he then went wide ...

Progressive Thinking for a Progressive Stable

Sep 01, 2009

We are delighted to release our new interactive website for our owners and followers of the Portelli Racing stable. The development of this new website brings together the latest technology, combining up to the minute information on the stable.  Each horse at Portelli ...

Another Good End to the Season

Aug 31, 2009

Gary and Troy Portelli would like to sincerely thank all those involved at Portelli Racing for their hard work and dedication over the past season. Ending up with 57 winners for the season has put us 9th on the Sydney Metro premiership, 11th in the state of NSW, 35th in ...

With A Little Luck…

With A Little Luck…

Nov 30, -0001

There are always hard luck stories in racing, and yes Straturbo was another on Saturday when he flashed home late to finished second, beaten three-parts of a length over 1000m at Moonee Valley. Making his first trip to Melbourne, the Elite Thoroughbred’s purchased ...