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Rebel Ready For Missile

Rebel Ready For Missile

Aug 01, 2016

Rebel Dane is fighting fit ahead of his early season campaign with trainer Gary Portelli's main worry the presence of Capitalist in the Missile Stakes.Trainer Gary Portelli has Rebel Dane ready to go to the races but admits his early season targets will not be easy.New jockey ...

Portelli Racing Newsletter - July

Portelli Racing Newsletter - July

Jul 27, 2016

The July Edition of the Portelli Racing Newsletter is available to read.We take a look at our Magic Millions eligible Not A Single Doubt x Cheetara colt, the recent stakes victory of Straturbo, as well as the exciting season ahead, plus much more...To view the newsletter, click ...

Rebel set for Missile first up

Rebel set for Missile first up

Jul 26, 2016

Tommy Berry will ride Rebel Dane when he resumes in the Missile Stakes on Saturday week and trainer Gary Portelli is pleased the leading jockey was aboard in a barrier trial on Monday.Rebel Dane finished third in the trial behind Vashka and Majaska at Warwick Farm, settling off ...

Weather key to Warwick Farm: Portelli

Weather key to Warwick Farm: Portelli

Jul 19, 2016

Predicted rain in Sydney will shape Gary Portelli's week with the trainer juggling his options.Portelli is hoping to have four runners at his home track on Wednesday but if the rain arrives early that could be reduced to two, Cosmic Cameo (pictured) and Lot Three Four One who ...

Sebring Sun the shining light at lacklustre Rosehill barrier trials

Sebring Sun the shining light at lacklustre Rosehill barrier trials

Jun 14, 2016

Gary Portelli’s classy but equally enigmatic three-year-old SEBRING SUN added some star power to an otherwise lacklustre round of trials at Rosehill last Friday morning streaking away to an emphatic 3.5-lens.The Golden Rose placegetter and Rosebud winner has been out of sorts ...

Homebody Straturbo relishes trip away

Homebody Straturbo relishes trip away

Jun 09, 2016

Straturbo doesn't like being away from his home at Warwick Farm for too long.But his trainer Gary Portelli says the rising seven-year-old also doesn't mind a bit of travelling.Straturbo is set for another long float trip, this time to Melbourne, to contest the Jezabeel Handicap ...

Next Level claims Cessnock Cup

Next Level claims Cessnock Cup

Jun 01, 2016

Next Level went up a notch to claim Monday’s $25,000 Tooheys New Cessnock Cup after going to the post the $3.75 favourite.The four-year- old More Than Ready gelding always looked a winning chance and took out the feature event by just under two lengths after a superb ride by ...

Gary Portelli sprinter reaches the Next Level

Gary Portelli sprinter reaches the Next Level

May 31, 2016

Gary Portelli’s improving sprinter Next Level ran his rivals into the ground with a dominant frontrunning effort to take out the $25,000 Cessnock Cup (1350m) on Monday. Next Level, well-rated by jockey Mitchell Bell, led most of the way and held a comfortable margin of nearly ...

Gary Portelli cleared of ibuprofen charge

Gary Portelli cleared of ibuprofen charge

May 29, 2016

A relieved Gary Portelli has had an ibuprofen conviction wiped from his record in light of other cases relating to the anti-inflammatory.The Warwick Farm trainer was mystified when Za Magic tested positive to ibuprofen in late 2014 and he was fined $6000, later halved on ...

Straturbo Wins Listed Chief De Beers Quality

Straturbo Wins Listed Chief De Beers Quality

May 21, 2016

Gary Portelli has claimed an early black type win on 2016 Doomben Cup Day this afternoon, as classy sprinter Straturbo comfortably took out the Listed Chief De Beers Quality (1050m). Straturbo was too good for his rivals in the Chief De Beers Quality at Doomben this ...

Gary Portelli hoping a drop in grade will allow Sebring Sun to shine once again

Gary Portelli hoping a drop in grade will allow Sebring Sun to shine once again

May 20, 2016

Sebring Sun may not have to face group 1 opposition on Saturday at Rosehill, but his task looks no less difficult as he steps out to face older horses for just the second time in his career.Trainer Gary Portelli said he is trying to bring back confidence in his three-year-old ...

Sebring Sun ready to rise

Sebring Sun ready to rise

May 18, 2016

Gary Portelli admits he stuffed up Sebring Sun’s last campaign but is confident the Group 1-placed colt can return a winner at Rosehill on Saturday.A rousing gallop with stablemate Straturbo at Warwick Farm on Tuesday morning showed Portelli the Golden Rose placegetter is fit ...

Sebring Sun to shine in the winter

Sebring Sun to shine in the winter

May 16, 2016

Getting Sebring Sun in a winning frame of mind is trainer Gary Portelli's focus as the Group One-placed colt sets out on a short winter campaign.Portelli said the Golden Rose third placegetter had grown physically since he last raced in December but he wanted to make sure his ...

     Gary Portelli to challenge ibuprofen positive in order to maintain clean record

Gary Portelli to challenge ibuprofen positive in order to maintain clean record

May 15, 2016

Expect at least one trainer to make representations to have a previous penalty quashed in the wake of three others escaping without charge from the ibuprofen mess in the past week.Gary Portelli was the first trainer in NSW to come under the microscope for a positive to the ...

Portelli's Rebel with a cause

Portelli's Rebel with a cause

Apr 25, 2016

He’s the younger brother of a Group 1 winner who speaks the same language, albeit with a southern accent. Texas Rebel, a half-brother to Rebel Dane, broke through for his first career win with victory in race three (1400m) at Randwick on Anzac day. “He’s always shown ...

Seeking Asylum will be at home in the wet at Royal Randwick today

Seeking Asylum will be at home in the wet at Royal Randwick today

Apr 24, 2016

Seeking Asylum’s proven wet-track ability has boosted trainer Gary Portelli’s confidence on the eve of her comeback to racing in the First Battle of the Somme Handicap (1200m) at Royal Randwick today. The Anzac Day meeting will be held on a rain-affected track surface ...

You're Invited...

You're Invited...

Apr 19, 2016

Make sure you head out to Portelli Racing on Sunday, May 1st for our annual Open Day!  To find out any further information or to RSVP for the day, simply click the below image!

Break Out Season for Not A Single Doubt

Break Out Season for Not A Single Doubt

Apr 14, 2016

While Not A Single Doubt looks likely to come up short in the race for the champion sires title for the 2015-16 racing year, it is the season he emerged from the shadow of his sire Redoute’s Choice and paternal half-brother Snitzel at Arrowfield Stud. Not a Single Doubt had ...

Jason Collett and Rebel Dane in Group 1 reunion

Jason Collett and Rebel Dane in Group 1 reunion

Apr 13, 2016

Gary Portelli will turn to the jockey who has won more races on Rebel Dane than any other in a bid to salvage something out of a frustrating autumn campaign.Jason Collett will be reunited with Rebel Dane in the $600,000 All Aged Stakes on Saturday - more than three years after ...

Gary Portelli bids for hometown joy with All My Loving

Gary Portelli bids for hometown joy with All My Loving

Apr 08, 2016

Gary Portelli will have overwhelming support from the locals in Friday’s Orange Cup as he prepares to head back to where it all began. Portelli has All My Loving primed for what would be the trainer’s second Orange Cup victory, having teamed up with now SKY Racing ...

No Doubt on the ability of this stallion!

No Doubt on the ability of this stallion!

Mar 21, 2016

Group 1 Golden Slipper day at Rosehill Gardens saw Arrowfield Stud’s Not A Single Doubt achieve his 33rd individual stakes winner when Southern Legend remained unbeaten this time in to claim the Listed The Sebring (1100m). With no stallion in Australia having sired more ...

Oliver’s urging puts Rebel into the Galaxy

Oliver’s urging puts Rebel into the Galaxy

Mar 18, 2016

Having ridden the entire at his most recent start when fourth in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m), jockey Damien Oliver suggested to trainer Gary Portelli that the six-year-old could be better suited by heading towards the handicap conditions of Saturday $700,000 Group 1 ...

He Came With A Rush…

He Came With A Rush…

Feb 29, 2016

Fresh from a 40 week break away from the track, with two barrier trials under his belt, four-year-old Northern Meteor gelding Cosmic Rush headed back to the races on Sunday, starting first-up at Nowra in the Adam’s Trailers Maiden Plate over 1100m.With a second and third ...

February Newsletter

February Newsletter

Feb 26, 2016

The February Edition of the Portelli Racing Newsletter is available to read.We take a look at the recent success of the stable, the yearling sales, as well as a look at the exciting Sebring x Swinging Babe filly we purchased at January's Magic Millions Yearling Sale.To view the ...