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Gary Portelli hoping Secret Lady could be the Golden Gift

Gary Portelli hoping Secret Lady could be the Golden Gift

Nov 25, 2017

Golden Slipper winning trainer Gary Portelli has more than twice as many two-year-olds on his books this season than last, but admits there are no She Will Reigns among them, although Secret Lady is showing the right signs. The Choisir filly bought out of the Magic Millions ...

Portelli Gets Lippy About Filly

Portelli Gets Lippy About Filly

Nov 16, 2017

Diminutive filly Lipizzan hasn’t done a lot of growing since the last time we saw her but Gary Portelli has assured punters that her heart is still as big as ever.The three-year-old resumes at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday in the $100,000 ATC Owners Benefit Card Handicap ...

​The Secret Is Out For Slick Filly

​The Secret Is Out For Slick Filly

Nov 13, 2017

Dynamited won with a bit of authority in the opener at Rosehill Gardens but there was plenty to like about the second-placed Secret Lady who won’t be a maiden for long.The speedy Choisir filly had little trouble establishing a lead under Lee Magorrian and after being headed by ...

Portelli Hoping For Everest Second Chance

Portelli Hoping For Everest Second Chance

Oct 23, 2017

A second shot at The Everest with star filly She Will Reign is on trainer Gary Portelli’s wish list for 2018.The Golden Slipper winner is in the paddock after running second last as a $5.50 chance in the inaugural $10 million sprint at Randwick.Portelli said there were genuine ...

Improvement some consolation for Portelli

Oct 23, 2017

The win of Improvement at Randwick has helped offset Gary Portelli's discontent at the non-appearance of Single Bullet at the meeting.The trainer withdrew the colt from the Listed Brian Crowley Stakes (1200m) when the track was rated heavy at the 7.30 scratching time on Saturday ...

Will Distance Doubts Get The Bullet?

Will Distance Doubts Get The Bullet?

Oct 20, 2017

Talented colt Single Bullet virtually had one hoof on the float due to take him for a spell when trainer Gary Portelli decided he needed to knock a niggling distance doubt on the head.The colt had been beaten up by Viridine in his two runs this spring and Portelli was about to ...

Single Bullet impresses

Single Bullet impresses

Oct 18, 2017

Trainer Gary Portelli is confident Single Bullet (Not A Single Doubt) can put in a good performance when he runs in the Brian Crowley Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Randwick on Saturday after he impressed Portelli in a gallop yesterday. The three-year-old colt will be having his ...

She Will Reign and Chautauqua big winners from The Everest '17 barrier draw

She Will Reign and Chautauqua big winners from The Everest '17 barrier draw

Oct 11, 2017

She Will Reign’s track gallop on Tuesday left Gary Portelli “with goosebumps” and the popular trainer had double the reason to smile when the flying filly drew barrier two for Saturday’s $10 million The TAB Everest.She Will Reign is almost certain to start favourite for ...

The Everest: Corey Brown to get grip on favourite

The Everest: Corey Brown to get grip on favourite

Oct 09, 2017

Race jockey Corey Brown is looking forward to getting another feel of $10m The Everest favourite She Will Reign tomorrow morning.Trainer Gary Portelli has given the three-year-old filly a relatively easy time following her first-up win at Group I level against older horses in ...

Gary Portelli has Single Bullet loaded and ready to go in Roman Consul Stakes

Gary Portelli has Single Bullet loaded and ready to go in Roman Consul Stakes

Oct 06, 2017

Gary Portelli had two runners in this year's Golden Slipper. One you might have heard of, the winner She Will Reign, but the other was Single Bullet and was never that far behind the star filly.He didn't handle the wet track on Slipper day or in the Sires Produce Stakes but ...

Corey Brown rapt to ride She Will Reign

Corey Brown rapt to ride She Will Reign

Oct 04, 2017

Persistence has paid off for Corey Brown, with the experienced jockey talking himself into the coveted ride on Everest favourite She Will Reign.Brown left a message with trainer Gary Portelli on Sunday, reminding him he was still available to ride the Golden Slipper winner in ...

She Will Reign the real deal for The Everest with Moir Stakes win

She Will Reign the real deal for The Everest with Moir Stakes win

Oct 02, 2017

Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign proved that she is the real deal for the $10m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 14 with a come from behind win in the Moir Stakes at The Valley on Friday night.She Will Reign, above, scores a narrow win in the Moir Stakes at The ...

Reign She Does

Reign She Does

Sep 30, 2017

There is no drama like Group 1 drama, and so it went that Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign came from well back in the field to pinch the Group 1 Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes (1000m) from SA sprinter Following a bobbing go on the line, connections of the Lloyd ...

Fairhill Farm to Cheer Gimcrack Runners

Fairhill Farm to Cheer Gimcrack Runners

Sep 26, 2017

For a smaller boutique breeding operation such as Mike and Debbie O'Donnell's Fairhill Farm to have two fillies nominated for the first juvenile fillies stakes race of the season is quite an achievement.Fairhill Farm sold fillies Fiesta and Zerchois are among 21 fillies ...

Golden Slipper winner bouncing ahead of Moir Stakes

Golden Slipper winner bouncing ahead of Moir Stakes

Sep 26, 2017

Gary Portelli is delighted with the way Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign is shaping for her Everest tilt and can't wait to see her back at the races in the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night. She Will Reign won a Rosehill barrier trial on Tuesday under Kerrin ...

She Will Reign wins trial

She Will Reign wins trial

Sep 19, 2017

Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign tuned-up for her shot at the Group 1 Moir Stakes later this month with another blistering trial performance at Rosehill on Tuesday. Trainer Gary Portelli said he was delighted with the morning's work and explained after the 900-metre ...

McEvoy picks up She Will Reign mount

McEvoy picks up She Will Reign mount

Sep 18, 2017

Kerrin McEvoy will be aboard Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign when she resumes in the Moir Stakes, replacing Craig Williams' who has been sidelined by suspension. Kerrin McEvoy has picked up the prized mount on She Will Reign in the Moir Stakes. Photo: Steve HartWilliams had ...

Portelli Has Bullet Ready To Fire

Portelli Has Bullet Ready To Fire

Sep 16, 2017

He upstaged She Will Reign in a barrier trial and now it’s up to Single Bullet to prove to trainer Gary Portelli he can be a spring force at Randwick on Saturday.Portelli said he would love to aim the Group 3 winning colt at the $300,000 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) on October ...

Gary Portelli Bluebloods Profile

Gary Portelli Bluebloods Profile

Aug 31, 2017

Gary Portelli thanks his lucky stars for the “sliding door moments”, which have helped smooth his path from leading show rider to successful trainer. He believes this luck also played a big part in winning the 2017 Golden Slipper with She Will Reign.During most of his life ...

Portelli Stars Shine At Warwick Farm Trials

Portelli Stars Shine At Warwick Farm Trials

Aug 25, 2017

Single Bullet matched motors with Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign at the Warwick Farm trials this morning but it came as little surprise to Gary Portelli. “It was exactly what we wanted to see today,” Portelli said. “We wanted Single Bullet to join in to ...

Portelli Stable Open Day

Portelli Stable Open Day

Aug 02, 2017

We recently opened the stable gates for our owners and to the wider public for a parade at our Warwick Farm headquarters and could not believe our luck with a 27 degree sunny day and close to 250 people attending.Our plan was to show off our newest additions to the ...

Vincero & Brenton Avdulla make undefeated partnership

Vincero & Brenton Avdulla make undefeated partnership

Jul 29, 2017

Vincero flew home at Newcastle on Thursday to take hisrace record for the preparation to two wins and one second.The son of Stratum trained by Gary Portelli for Elite Thoroughbreds was unlucky at Gosford a fortnight ago when attempting to run down the Peter & Paul Snowden ...

11 Winners for All Too Hard

11 Winners for All Too Hard

Jul 28, 2017

The China Horse Club colours were carried to victory at Newcastle on Thursday by promising filly Sasso Corbaro (pictured), a $290,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Mill Park draft. The Kris Lees trained filly bumped into smart types Manicure and Tennessee Tango when finishing ...

Moir Stakes 2017: Gary Portelli snaps up Craig Williams

Moir Stakes 2017: Gary Portelli snaps up Craig Williams

Jul 19, 2017

Star jockey Craig Williams has gained the coveted ride on Golden Slipper Stakes winner She Will Reign when she resumes in the Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on September 29. Trainer Gary Portelli opted for Williams to ride She Will Reign first-up as she will carry only ...