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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 ...

Rebel Dane Ready For Last Hurrah

Rebel Dane Ready For Last Hurrah

Feb 08, 2017

Gary Portelli has confirmed that veteran sprinter Rebel Dane (California Dane x Texarcana, by More Than Ready) will be retired at the conclusion of his upcoming campaign. The dual Group 1 winner will resume in the $2.5 million Gr1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on 1 April, ...

She Will Reign rules barrier trial

She Will Reign rules barrier trial

Feb 06, 2017

Gary Portelli believes She Will Reign is versatile enough to settle behind horses but after her latest barrier trial, the trainer is happy just to let her run. The equal favourite for the Golden Slipper, She Will Reign won a barrier trial over 808 metres by nine lengths on ...

January Newsletter

January Newsletter

Feb 01, 2017

The January Edition of the Portelli Racing Newsletter is available to read.We take a look back at the success of the stable in 2016, highlighting some outstanding performances from our runners including Rebel Dane, She Will Reign and Testashadow while we look ahead to the ...

Sebring Express to be closer to speed

Sebring Express to be closer to speed

Jan 28, 2017

If Gary Portelli's assessment of Sebring Express is right, the filly will be a lot closer to her stablemate She Will Reign in Golden Slipper betting after she runs in the Widden Stakes.She Will Reign is the $8 second favourite for the Slipper in March while Sebring Express is at ...

Portelli hoping for Selene's staying genes

Portelli hoping for Selene's staying genes

Jan 18, 2017

With Gary Portelli enjoying a superb run, he will turn to a half-sister to Caulfield Cup winner Mummify to continue the stable's success at Warwick Farm.Aside from having Golden Slipper second favourite She Will Reign in his stable, the Warwick Farm trainer added the $1 million ...

Testa Rossa Sprinter Emerges From Shadows

Testa Rossa Sprinter Emerges From Shadows

Jan 17, 2017

It was the kind of finish that sets the heart racing. Four across the line. All coming down to the bob of a head.Gary Portelli, the trainer of $31 shot, Testashadow, thought his horse had finished second or third. Either way he was going to be happy: prizemoney for second in the ...

Testa Rossa filly from Group 1 family

Testa Rossa filly from Group 1 family

Jan 16, 2017

On the final day of the 2017 Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Gary Portelli was extremely happy to secure Lot 930, a bay/brown Testa Rossa filly out of the More Than Ready mare Cortado for just $40,000 from the draft of Baramul Stud. As you’re well aware, Portelli Racing love a ...

Testashadow Has His Moment in the Sun

Testashadow Has His Moment in the Sun

Jan 15, 2017

Testashadow made his first start in a maiden at Canterbury back in February 2014 and finished third behind two horses that would leave their mark at the highest level, Brazen Beau and Hampton Court. While the son of Testa Rossa has no Choose Imaget risen to the heights of those ...

Testashadow Sneaks Home in MM Cup Thriller

Testashadow Sneaks Home in MM Cup Thriller

Jan 14, 2017

There was a reason she was the only appreciate jockey riding at the Gold Coast on Saturday and Deanne Panya used the Magic Millions Raceday as the platform to announce herself as a star of the future. Panya claimed the biggest success of her burgeoning career when she ...

Portelli Chasing Magic Millions Bonus Money

Portelli Chasing Magic Millions Bonus Money

Jan 13, 2017

Gary Portelli lines up Falconic in Saturday’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic, but there’s more prizemoney on offer for the talented colt.There is an additional $500,000 for the first all-female owned or leased horse to cross the line – with the winner getting ...

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 ...