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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 ...

Loved The Win…

Loved The Win…

Feb 21, 2016

After two fourth placed finishes at her most recent starts at Kembla Grange and Wyong, trainer Gary Portelli found an extremely suitable race for five-year-old Not A Single Doubt mare All My Loving at Goulburn on Sunday.Loaded onto the float along with stable mate Cassini Star ...

Winning Ways For Two Ronnys

Winning Ways For Two Ronnys

Feb 19, 2016

Showing his dislike for a wet track when racing last time out at Canberra, Redoute’s Choice gelding Two Ronnys had conditions to suit at Newcastle where he contested the opening race on the card, the XXXX Gold Benchmark 64 over 2000m. Slowly away from the gates, jockey ...

Strike While The Iron Is Hot…

Strike While The Iron Is Hot…

Feb 16, 2016

With four good winners in the last 21 days from 18 runners, Gary Portelli is one of Australia's leading trainers based on his winning strike rate of 22.2%, a figure higher than many ‘leading’ trainers. In fact Portelli Racing has produced eight winners in the last six ...

Stepping Out Of The Shadows!

Stepping Out Of The Shadows!

Feb 15, 2016

Smashing through the $500,000 barrier on Saturday, our four-year-old Testa Rossa gelding Testashadow has proven a model of consistency of late – winning three of his past five. Backing up after an excellent second the week prior over 2000m, the Elite Thoroughbreds ...

Ladbrokes Orr Stakes Barrier Draw Ideal For Rebel Dane

Ladbrokes Orr Stakes Barrier Draw Ideal For Rebel Dane

Feb 12, 2016

Rebel Dane was one of the big winners of the 2016 Ladbrokes Orr Stakes and trainer Gary Portelli believes that gate four gives his star galloper every possible chance to take out the Group 1 event at Caulfield on Saturday.Rebel Dane has often been plagued by poor barrier draws ...

Sizzling Win For Snitzel Filly

Sizzling Win For Snitzel Filly

Feb 08, 2016

While three-year-old Sizzling Gaze had not been able to break her maiden at her first four starts, she put paid to that in fine style at Cessnock on Monday, taking out the Wine Country Maiden Handicap by over a length.Starting second favourite behind the top weight Lady Corelli, ...

Back to back Canberra wins for Lot Three Four One

Back to back Canberra wins for Lot Three Four One

Feb 05, 2016

A winner when last in the county’s capital back in mid-January, Lot Three Four One headed back down the highway on Friday to contest the Sponsorships Opportunities Class 3 Handicap.With pretty much the same track conditions and the distance also the same as her last ...

Acclaiming A Promising Victory

Acclaiming A Promising Victory

Jan 31, 2016

Slightly luckless this time in, improving three-year-old Wide Acclaim dropped back in class and travelled to Kembla Grande on Saturday to contest the RTS Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (1200m). On the heavy 9 rated surface, jockey Jess Taylor jumped Wide Acclaim out quickly from the ...

Portelli On Weather Watch For Straturbo

Portelli On Weather Watch For Straturbo

Jan 26, 2016

Gary Portelli is on weather watch for sprinter Straturbo who is nominated for races in both Melbourne and Sydney.Portelli will wait until later in the week to decide whether to send the gelding south for a crack at Saturday's Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington or ...

Testashadow Relishes Heavy Track

Testashadow Relishes Heavy Track

Jan 24, 2016

A winner two starts back at the track over 1400m, before a trip away to the Gold Coast for the Magic Millions Cup, Testashadow returned to Randwick and appreciate the step up to 1600m to record his fourth career win, and second from just his last three starts. Heading to ...

Rebel Dane Ready To Go In Australia Stakes

Rebel Dane Ready To Go In Australia Stakes

Jan 22, 2016

Rebel Dane has had a faultless preparation leading into the Australia Stakes and trainer Gary Portelli is now banking on the classy sprinter getting even luck in the Group Two race at Moonee Valley.Rebel Dane has performed admirably in Group One races at the track without ...

Rebel Dane Set To Be Orr-Some This Time In

Rebel Dane Set To Be Orr-Some This Time In

Jan 19, 2016

Rebel Dane (California Dane) is using Saturday as a stepping stone towards Caulfield's Gr 1 CF Orr Stakes after he impressed his trainer in a barrier trial at Randwick Kensington last week.The entire is due to make his first competitive start since finishing third in the ...

Dane Ready For Australia Stakes

Dane Ready For Australia Stakes

Jan 18, 2016

It's been a case of the best laid plans going astray for Gary Portelli as the trainer prepares Rebel Dane for his Australia Stakes mission.The six-year-old's schedule was interrupted when last Monday's barrier trials at Warwick Farm were called off because of the lack of a ...

Exciting Sebring Filly For Portelli Racing

Exciting Sebring Filly For Portelli Racing

Jan 10, 2016

With the recently completed Magic Millions Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast being one of the most competitive sales for a long time, it was extremely hard to get a bid in, but we were fortunate enough our get our hands on one filly, an impressive Sebring filly out of Swinging ...

Three Runners On Magic Millions Day For Portelli Racing

Three Runners On Magic Millions Day For Portelli Racing

Jan 09, 2016

The day has arrived – Magic Millions race day on the Gold Coast and Portelli Racing will be represented by three runners – Straturbo, Testashadow and Zafina who has forced her way into the main race of the day!With all three arriving safe and sound on Friday, the philosophy ...

Harvey Sweats On A Few Lucky Breaks With Millions Hopeful Zafina

Harvey Sweats On A Few Lucky Breaks With Millions Hopeful Zafina

Jan 05, 2016

Gerry Harvey quipped he was going to scratch the two favourites from the Magic Millions 2YO Classic this Saturday as he holds on to faint hope of securing a runner in the rich race for the first time.          Magic Millions owner ...

Sebring Sun out of Magic Millions

Sebring Sun out of Magic Millions

Jan 03, 2016

Sebring Sun was an $8 chance with Sportsbet for the $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) to be run on Saturday January 9.It was after a Saturday morning trackwork session that Portelli made up his mind."He just didn’t work as well I had hoped,” Portelli said."He ...

Maiden Victory For Express Point

Maiden Victory For Express Point

Dec 30, 2015

With 11 prior starts, for seven placings, Express Point has always had her fair share of ability, but things don’t neccessarily always go her way so it was great to see her break her maiden on Tuesday, winning over 1200m at Gosford in the Narara Plumbing Services ...

Zafina In Millions Bid At Gosford

Zafina In Millions Bid At Gosford

Dec 29, 2015

Gary Portelli will use a maiden at Gosford in an attempt to qualify Zafina for the rich Magic Millions Classic.The trainer entered her for several races this week but chose Tuesday's 1000m race as the filly's easiest option.Zafina is part-owned by Magic Millions proprietor ...

Sebring Sun Cleared Of Any Injury

Sebring Sun Cleared Of Any Injury

Dec 28, 2015

In the absence of any physical explanation, trainer Gary Portelli is putting Sebring Sun's Canterbury Classic failure down to a shifting Randwick track.The Group One-placed colt finished last in Saturday's sprint run on soft ground and Portelli admitted he was shattered.The ...

Boxing Day Knock Out For Testashadow

Boxing Day Knock Out For Testashadow

Dec 27, 2015

While the team had to wait until the final race of the day, the TAB More Than Just Winning Handicap over 1400m at Royal Randwick on Boxing Day, it was a exciting result for all concerned as Testashadow took his earnings past $400,000 - a great return on his $50,000 Magic ...