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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 ...

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 ...