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Portelli secures Redoute’s Choice colt from Champion family

Portelli secures Redoute’s Choice colt from Champion family

Jan 13, 2017

Day three of the 2017 Magic Millions yearling sale on the Gold Coast saw Gary Portelli take home an extremely well-bred Redoute’s Choice colt from the draft of Arrowfield Stud. Out of the unraced Charge Forward mare Vishneva, who is a half-sister to Cesario, the 2005 Champion ...

Portelli Power at Magic Millions

Portelli Power at Magic Millions

Jan 09, 2017

With the 2017 Magic Millions yearling sale set to commence this coming Wednesday, Gary Portelli will once again be at the sales in the search of the next stable start!Reflective of Gary’s ability to secure yearlings from the sale as well as set them for the lucrative ...

Weight's right for Cosmic Cameo at Farm

Weight's right for Cosmic Cameo at Farm

Jan 07, 2017

The new weight scale in Sydney has caused some headaches but has worked in favour of the Gary Portelli-trained Cosmic Cameo in the Summer Sprint at Warwick Farm.While much of Portelli's focus on Saturday will be on two-year-old Single Bullet, he is happy to see Cosmic Cameo get ...

Portelli yet to bite the Bullet on his Magic Millions dilemma

Portelli yet to bite the Bullet on his Magic Millions dilemma

Jan 06, 2017

Gary Portelli is expecting his two-year-old colt Single Bullet to win at Warwick Farm and gain a start in next Saturday’s Magic Million 2YO classic at the Gold Coast.But Portelli isn’t certain whether he wants him to back up the following Saturday.“We need to win or run ...

Portelli To Fire Single Bullet

Portelli To Fire Single Bullet

Jan 05, 2017

With nine winners in the past month, there are few stables in Sydney in the form of Gary Portelli’s and he saddles up boom youngster Single Bullet at Warwick Farm on Saturday.Single Bullet (pictured as a yearling) made a big impression on debut when charging home to run second ...

Gary Portelli continues summer of winners with Improvement

Gary Portelli continues summer of winners with Improvement

Jan 01, 2017

Gary Portelli’s summer hot streak continued when Improvement won again at Canterbury Park.Improvement made it a hat-trick of wins when she led most of the way to claim the New Year’s Eve Handicap (1250m).Portelli has trained eight winners during December including brilliant ...

Falconic books Magic Millions spot

Falconic books Magic Millions spot

Dec 25, 2016

Falconic booked his place in the field for the Gold Coast feature with an impressive win at Rosehill, while Houtzen made a stunning start to her racetrack career and will now also chase a berth in the rich event.Gary Portelli enjoyed a great deal of relief when he saddled ...

Portelli run continues with Falconic

Portelli run continues with Falconic

Dec 24, 2016

Gary Portelli's successful run in two-year-old races this month continued at Rosehill on Saturday, with Falconic winning the $100,000 Tab.com.au Plate (1200m).Ridden more patiently by Koby Jennings in contrast to his debut start when settling outside the lead, Falconic came from ...

Gary Portelli unveils another smart youngster as Falconic takes flight for MM Classic

Gary Portelli unveils another smart youngster as Falconic takes flight for MM Classic

Dec 24, 2016

Falconic emerged as a genuine Magic Millions contender while Pipeline’s big-race Gold Coast plans were thrown into disarray at Rosehill Gardens.Trainer Gary Portelli’s juvenile team continued its winning momentum when Falconic raced clear to win the Tab.com.au Handicap ...

Trainer hoping his colt can reign too on Saturday

Trainer hoping his colt can reign too on Saturday

Dec 22, 2016

Earlier this year Gary Portelli thought Falconic was the pick of his juvenile crop, a mantle now taken by budding superstar She Will Reign, but the colt will be out to prove he remains a worthy Magic Millions contender at Rosehill on Saturday.Falconic was saved from the Wyong ...

Stablemates Falconic And Single Bullet Out To Earn Trip To Gold Coast

Stablemates Falconic And Single Bullet Out To Earn Trip To Gold Coast

Dec 19, 2016

In-form trainer Gary Portelli will this week attempt to qualify promising juveniles Falconic (Nicconi) and Single Bullet (Not A Single Doubt) for the upcoming Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1200m) and continue the stable’s winning run.Falconic finished third behind Chauffeur ...

Manhattan Rain's She Will Reign Blows Them Away in Inglis Nusery

Manhattan Rain's She Will Reign Blows Them Away in Inglis Nusery

Dec 17, 2016

Can Darby Racing go one better in this year's Golden Slipper after their mighty midget Yankee Rose finished second last year?.Bookmakers think they can. Following the facile victory of Gary Portelli's hugely impressive filly She Will Reign in Saturday's $500,000 Inglis Nursery ...

It's Reigning success at Randwick

It's Reigning success at Randwick

Dec 17, 2016

She Will Reign stamped herself as the leading 2YO in Australasia with another breathtaking victory in today’s $500,000 Inglis Nursery at Randwick. The daughter of Manhattan Rain and Courgette proved all her doubters wrong when she put four lengths on her rivals in a ...

Gary Portelli cautious about She Will Reign as time compares favourably to Global Glamour, Exosphere

Gary Portelli cautious about She Will Reign as time compares favourably to Global Glamour, Exosphere

Dec 16, 2016

Trainer Gary Portelli has cautioned clock-watchers over She Will Reign's blistering Kembla Grange debut win that was lengths quicker than the provincial circuit's recent group 1 graduates Global Glamour, Exosphere and English at the same stage of their careers.Having issued ...

"Some will slip through the cracks"

Dec 15, 2016

A New Year’s resolution.Two weeks out from 2017 it’s time to start thinking about it. But what could it be?And then Gary Portelli bobbed up with this beauty.“Do your homework and buy into a two-year-old,” he said.“All round the yearling sales coming next year are going ...

Lady luck smiling on Ben Melham

Lady luck smiling on Ben Melham

Dec 14, 2016

Talent and hard work are two key ingredients required for a jockey to be granted opportunities at the elite level.But sometimes those factors play second fiddle to a slice of good fortune and in the instance of Ben Melham, he is clearly getting his serving at the moment.Melham ...

T J Smith Stakes Autumn Target for Rebel Dane

T J Smith Stakes Autumn Target for Rebel Dane

Dec 14, 2016

Trainer Gary Portelli already has his sights set on the Group 1 $2.5m Darley T J Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on April 1 for Rebel Dane after the veteran sprinter was well beaten in the Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint 1200m at Sha Tin last Sunday. Rebel Dane, ...

Will she Reign in the Nursery?

Will she Reign in the Nursery?

Dec 10, 2016

She Will Reign will back up in Saturday’s $500,000 Inglis Nursery after producing arguably the best 2YO performance of the season in winning on debut at Kembla Grange today.She Will Reign (Manhattan Rain x Courgette) blitzed her rivals by eight-and-a-quarter lengths in a ...

Another Classic Star Filly For Darby?

Another Classic Star Filly For Darby?

Dec 10, 2016

Featured in a Juvenile Trial Watch story on Breednet when she won her only previous trial at Rosehill on November 22 by five lengths, the Gary Portelli trained filly was a hot favourite for the 1000 metre juvenile maiden.The daughter of Manhattan Rain did everything right and ...

Pigeons or horses? Portelli is just flying

Pigeons or horses? Portelli is just flying

Dec 08, 2016

This may be the week of the turf world championships at Sha Tin and Rebel Dane’s tilt at a third Group One win in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint but, for his Australian trainer Gary Portelli, it’s also a visit to a part of the world embracing his second passion – racing ...

Sebring Express Targets Inglis Classic

Sebring Express Targets Inglis Classic

Dec 08, 2016

While Gary Portelli's trip to Hong Kong is already a dream come true, his week has got even better with promising two-year-old Sebring Express stamping her credentials for the Inglis Nursery.The filly scored an impressive victory at Wyong prompting Portelli, who is in Hong Kong ...

Success For Sebring Express

Success For Sebring Express

Dec 07, 2016

The juvenile maiden at Wyong on Wednesday was expected to be an easy target for the Waterhouse and Bott stable runner Maddonica, but the Sebring Express had other ideas.The Gary Portell- trained filly was third on debut at Kembla last month and took good improvement from that ...

Rebel Dane right for another upset win in Hong Kong Sprint

Rebel Dane right for another upset win in Hong Kong Sprint

Dec 06, 2016

Last start Manikato Stakes winner Rebel Dane has arrived safely in Hong Kong looking for another upset win in the Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday. The Gary Portelli trained Rebel Dane scored his second Group 1 win when Ben Melham drove the ...

Gary Portelli has Rebel Dane fresh for Hong Kong International Sprint

Gary Portelli has Rebel Dane fresh for Hong Kong International Sprint

Dec 05, 2016

All the work has already been done with Rebel Dane for next Sunday's Hong Kong International Sprint, with trainer Gary Portelli wanting him to be fresh when he takes on the world at Sha Tin.Rebel Dane wins the Manikato Stakes and is using a similar preparation for Hong Kong. ...