Latest News from Portelli Racing

Rebel Dane primed for Brisbane farewell

Rebel Dane primed for Brisbane farewell

May 01, 2017

Rebel Dane has bucked the recent trend of early retirement to stud, racing on as a seven-year-old until his owners, Laurel Oak, secured a deal for him to stand at Swettenham in Victoria. For more than five years he has occupied box 14 at Portelli's Warwick Farm ...

Not A Single Doubt – how could you go wrong?

Not A Single Doubt – how could you go wrong?

May 01, 2017

Secured from the draft of outstanding Group 1 breeder and vendor Mill Park Stud at the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale, a farm that has consigned Mummify, Divine Madonna, Undoubtedly, Devil Moon, Gold Guru and Happy Trails at that very sale in the past - who between them ...

Testashadow on the search for gold

Testashadow on the search for gold

Apr 29, 2017

It’ has already been a golden year for trainer Gary Portelli who aims to keep the theme going for a little while longer.She Will Reign won the Golden Slipper and now Portelli has an audacious plan to win two Gold Cups in less than a week with stable favourite Testashadow.The ...

April Newsletter

April Newsletter

Apr 13, 2017

The April Edition of the Portelli Racing Newsletter is available to read. We celebrate the stunning win of She Will Reign in the Group 1 Golden Slipper, the Group 3 victory of Single Bullet, take a look at the next phase of Rebel Dane's career as well as highlight the yearlings ...

Impressive pair of Easter colts for Portelli Racing

Impressive pair of Easter colts for Portelli Racing

Apr 06, 2017

With the final Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale being held at Newmarket over the last few days, Portelli Racing needed to get in on the action and were thrilled to secure two outstanding colts – both from Group 1 pedigreesLot 323: Zoustar x Runs Deep, by Strategic - ...

Rebel Dane to stand at Swettenham Stud

Rebel Dane to stand at Swettenham Stud

Mar 28, 2017

Adam Sangster of Swettenham Stud and the owners of Rebel Dane are delighted to announce that the dual Group One-winning stallion will stand at Swettenham Stud from the 2017 season.Rebel Dane will continue his racing career over the coming weeks in a number of Group One options ...

She Will Reign Set To Conquer Everest

She Will Reign Set To Conquer Everest

Mar 24, 2017

Scott Darby signed an agreement with Yu Long Investments on Thursday for Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign to represent their slot in the Everest.After a week of negotiations, She Will Reign's owners have agreed to a prizemoney split, which will return them more prizemoney ...

She Will Reign? Yes She Does!

She Will Reign? Yes She Does!

Mar 21, 2017

Imagine investing $30,000 and walking away with $4,697,850!Sound impossible? Unlikely, but not impossible as Darby Racing has proven with the purchase and syndication of two brilliant 2YOs in the past two seasons: Yankee Rose and newest star turn in Saturday’s Group One ...

She Will Reign Takes Owners On Fairytale Ride

She Will Reign Takes Owners On Fairytale Ride

Mar 18, 2017

She Will Reign is the Cinderella filly who fit the Golden Slipper. A $20,000 yearling purchase, she was the cheapest runner in the world’s richest juvenile race, worth a staggering $3.5 million. And She Will Reign was not just making up the numbers in the Longines Golden ...

Portelli pair poised to present king of the kids with his crown

Portelli pair poised to present king of the kids with his crown

Mar 17, 2017

If you stop and think about it, we have all experienced that sliding doors moment when life changes forever.For trainer Gary Portelli, you could argue it has happened to him twice in recent months — and it could provide him with a coveted Golden Slipper.Because if the ...

Gary Portelli still confident about the Slipper despite She Will Reign's defeat

Gary Portelli still confident about the Slipper despite She Will Reign's defeat

Mar 05, 2017

There might not have ever been a calmer trainer after watching a Golden Slipper favourite get beaten than Gary Portelli.Jockey Tommy Berry rides Frolic to win The Affinity Shipping Reisling Stakes at Royal Randwick ahead of Slipper favourite She Will Reign. Photo: ...

Portelli unconcerned by the likely heavy Randwick surface

Portelli unconcerned by the likely heavy Randwick surface

Mar 03, 2017

One trainer who is not fazed by the wet weather or the possibility of a postponed Randwick race meeting tomorrow is Gary Portelli, who prepares Golden Slipper Stakes favourite She Will Reign (Manhattan Rain).The unbeaten filly, who came from last to win the Silver Slipper ...

2017 Golden Slipper Favourite Capable of Starting

2017 Golden Slipper Favourite Capable of Starting

Mar 01, 2017

Gary Portelli does not buy into the theory that star filly She Will Reign is a poor starter and is confident that she will take plenty of beating in Saturday’s Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) at Randwick, as a final point of call ahead of the 2017 Golden Slipper. She Will ...

Portelli dismisses She Will Reign doubts

Portelli dismisses She Will Reign doubts

Feb 28, 2017

Trainer Gary Portelli has hosed down theories that his unbeaten filly She Will Reign is vulnerable to a poor start, claiming it may not have been the filly's fault when last out of the gates in the Silver Slipper Stakes at her latest start. A number of rival stables gained some ...

Portelli Racing Partners with Blue Sky and Aquis on Choisir Filly

Portelli Racing Partners with Blue Sky and Aquis on Choisir Filly

Feb 22, 2017

On the second day of the 2017 Magic Millions Perth yearling Sale, Portelli Racing were fortunate enough to secure an impressive filly with bloodstock agent Julian Blaxland's Blue Sky Bloodstock and Queensland based stud Aquis Farm.The dearest filly of the day, a daughter of ...

Patronize Colt Secured In Perth

Patronize Colt Secured In Perth

Feb 21, 2017

While the name Patronize as a stallion might not ring a lot of bells with people, but the name Exceed And Excel surely will – and Patronize is a three-quarter brother to Darley’s Champion Sire-son of Danehill. On Monday at the Perth Magic Millions yearling sale, Gary was ...

Slipper To Slipper … Darby Reigns

Slipper To Slipper … Darby Reigns

Feb 20, 2017

Scott Darby wasn’t admitting to how many times he had watched the replay of She Will Reign winning the Group Two TAB Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill, but it’s fairly safe to say it was at least twice. “She (She Will Reign) was just so relaxed on Saturday,” ...

She Will Reign charges into Golden Slipper favouritism with last-to-first blitz

She Will Reign charges into Golden Slipper favouritism with last-to-first blitz

Feb 18, 2017

She Will Reign's recovery from a costly split-second lapse has propelled her to Golden Slipper favouritism and - in dramatically turning a negative into a positive - dismissed a lot of questions about her potential. It all came down to the response of jockey Ben Melham. The ...

She Will Reign tightens grip on Golden Slipper after stunning win at Rosehill

She Will Reign tightens grip on Golden Slipper after stunning win at Rosehill

Feb 18, 2017

The Group 2 Silver Slipper didn’t go to script. She Will Reign was supposed to fly solo out in front, not come out two lengths behind her rivals. Syndicator Scott Darby admitted he gave up when he saw how badly the filly missed the start, her owners group probably felt the ...

Portelli to let Ferrari out of the garage

Portelli to let Ferrari out of the garage

Feb 17, 2017

Saturday’s Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill Gardens can’t come quick enough for Gary Portelli.The Warwick Farm trainer will send current Golden Slipper favourite She Will Reign around in the $250,000 Group 2 event, where she is a dominant favourite, currently quoted at ...

Impressive work from She Will Reign and Single Bullet

Impressive work from She Will Reign and Single Bullet

Feb 14, 2017

Any thoughts that flying filly She Will Reign had lost some of her zip over her summer break were dispelled on Tuesday morning when the Golden Slipper Stakes favourite burned the turf at Warwick Farm.The unbeaten two-year-old is set to resume in Saturday's Silver Slipper Stakes ...

Will Slipper fit sizzling She Will Reign?

Will Slipper fit sizzling She Will Reign?

Feb 12, 2017

For Gary Portelli it is a 100 metres at a time for his exciting filly She Will Reign, who resumes in Saturday’s $250,000 G2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100 m) at Rosehill.Portelli knows that She Will Reign possesses sizzling speed, but he just doesn’t know how long the filly can ...

She Will Reign Scary Good

She Will Reign Scary Good

Feb 09, 2017

Trainer Gary Portelli has issued an ominous warning to the future rivals of boom filly She Will Reign (Manhattan Rain x Courgette, by Charge Forward) following her breathtaking barrier trial win at Warwick Farm on Monday. She Will Reign, who has won her only two starts by a ...

Zoutenant to make amends at Warwick Farm

Zoutenant to make amends at Warwick Farm

Feb 08, 2017

Zoutenant's first start for Gary Portelli has left the trainer baffled and he will give him the chance to redeem himself at Warwick Farm.Group Two-placed behind Exosphere in the 2015 Roman Consul Stakes when trained by Kevin Moses, Zoutenant failed to recapture that form during ...