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“She’s developed unbelievably.

“She’s developed unbelievably."

May 22, 2017

A whole new woman.It’s effectively what Gary Portelli’s seen reigning Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign become.Campaign number one blew Portelli away.A recent photo taken by her syndicator Scott Darby of her spelling at Wild Oaks Farm, has done much the same.“She’s ...

No Shadow Of Doubt - Wide Cup Gate A Positive

No Shadow Of Doubt - Wide Cup Gate A Positive

May 12, 2017

Gary Portelli is convinced the Testashadow’s wide draw is more a help than a hindrance for the Scone Cup. Most trainers would prefer an inside barrier but Portelli said Testashadow is better drawn out wide.“This horse takes four or five strides to get into his work so it ...

Rebel Dane's final fling

Rebel Dane's final fling

May 11, 2017

In a season when many of racing's young male stars have been whisked off the racetrack so as to protect their stud values, budding new stallion Rebel Dane is set to embark on the final episode of his grand racing career when he runs in Saturday's Group 1 Doomben 10,000 in ...

For Your Eyes Only…

For Your Eyes Only…

May 09, 2017

After an exciting weekend of racing that saw multiple Group 1-winning and producing stallion Choisir get more stakes winners than any other stallion in Australia, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight our filly by the impressive global sire!Two-year-old colt Taking Aim ...

Aushorse Racing Connections Masterclass … You Too Can Reign

Aushorse Racing Connections Masterclass … You Too Can Reign

May 03, 2017

It’s been another bumper year for the Australian thoroughbred: the Winxs, the Chautauquas, the Jamekas.But it’s also been a memorable 12 months for racehorse owners … and not just your rusted-on crowd either.Take Global Glamour for instance … a dual Group One ...

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 ...