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Gear change for Sebring Sun in Classic

Gear change for Sebring Sun in Classic

Dec 23, 2015

The combination of an inside barrier and wet track has Gary Portelli hedging his bets on how Sebring Sun will perform in his first test against older horses.The three-year-old will step out of his own age bracket against a field of seasoned horses in the Listed Canterbury ...

Sebring Sun Ready For Randwick Return

Sebring Sun Ready For Randwick Return

Dec 21, 2015

While many of his spring opponents are still in the spelling paddock, Sebring Sun is well advanced ahead of his imminent return.The Group One-placed colt won a barrier trial on Friday in preparation for Saturday's Listed Canterbury Classic at Randwick.The 1200m-sprint will be ...

Ladies Only Syndicate Being Formed For Magic in 2017

Ladies Only Syndicate Being Formed For Magic in 2017

Dec 20, 2015

In 2016 we are aiming to purchase a yearling at the Magic Millions to be aimed towards the lucrative bonuses on offer by forming our very own ‘Ladies Only Syndicate’.The Racing Women’s Bonus of $500,000 which is on offer to the first four all-female ...

Get Involved In The Process...

Get Involved In The Process...

Dec 19, 2015

Gary is keen to hear from anyone who is interested in being involved in the inspection process in January at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale.Gary invites you on the 5th of January at 9am to spend a few hours viewing yearlings from his second look list.At the end of this we ...

Looking Forward To Some ‘Magic’ On the Coast...

Looking Forward To Some ‘Magic’ On the Coast...

Dec 17, 2015

With the lucrative $10 million Magic Millions day in January we are hoping to nominate up to 11 runners which will be an amazing achievement for the team.Heading towards the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) are Zafina (Stratum), Hutcho (Congrats), Bella ...

Same path for Straturbo to the Gold Coast

Same path for Straturbo to the Gold Coast

Dec 14, 2015

Trainers are creatures of habit and Gary Portelli is using the same strategy that landed Straturbo victory in a rich sprint race on the Gold Coast a year ago.Portelli has Straturbo aimed at a defence of the Magic Millions Sprint (1100m) on January 9 but admits it looks like ...

December Portelli Racing Newsletter

December Portelli Racing Newsletter

Dec 10, 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of the “Portelli Racing Newsletter” Please have a read of our current Newsletter which takes a look back at our 2015 results, as well as looking forward to January's Magic Millions Yearling Sale and $10 million Race Day. To view the December ...

Undoubtable Victory At Hawkesbury

Undoubtable Victory At Hawkesbury

Dec 05, 2015

Racing in great heart at present, Not A Single Doubt gelding Undoubtable improved from his last start second over 1600m at Hawkesbury to drop back slightly in trip to contest the Richmond Ted McCabe Memorial over 1500m.Ridden by Shaun Guymer, Undoubtable settled back in the ...

Gary Chats About Rebel Dane And Sebring Sun

Gary Chats About Rebel Dane And Sebring Sun

Nov 25, 2015

Rebel Dane will be prepared for a full Melbourne Autumn Carnival tilt for the first time in the entire's consistent career. The six-year-old son of California Dane has raced 25 times for seven wins, with 15 of those starts - and one of those successes - in Group 1 company.The ...

Portelli Pushes Turbo button

Portelli Pushes Turbo button

Nov 25, 2015

After a recent trial described by trainer Gary Portelli as ‘enormous’, Straturbo is one of 12 to accept for Saturday's City Jeep Handicap (1000m) at Moonee Valley.Half the field are in at the minimum weight - Straturbo (barrier four) among them with 54kg - trying to ...

Record Regional Racing Package Announced From Proceeds Of Parity

Record Regional Racing Package Announced From Proceeds Of Parity

Nov 24, 2015

The Deputy Premier and Minister for Racing, Hon. Troy Grant MP and Racing NSW Chairman, Mr John Messara AM, today announced $21 million of increases in Country and Provincial prizemoney to take effect from July 2016. Increases in minimum Country TAB and ...

Freedom Fighter Powers To Victory

Freedom Fighter Powers To Victory

Nov 12, 2015

Fresh from a spell, four-year-old Charge Forward gelding Freedom Fighter headed to Gosford on Thursday, October 12. After two disappointing efforts in May, Freedom Fighter was put away, and has been readied for his first-up assignment with two barrier ...

Second Win For Tuscan Falls

Second Win For Tuscan Falls

Nov 04, 2015

While it wasn’t the Melbourne Cup, we still had a winner on the day - it just happened to be at Kembla Grange with Tuscan Falls, a gelding by Nicconi having his second run this time in. Winning his barrier trial at Warwick Farm in early October quite impressive, he was sent ...

He Will Rock You

He Will Rock You

Nov 01, 2015

While it may have been a few runs between drinks, in fact just over 12 months, Fastnet Rock gelding I Can Rock has recorded some good performance and heading to the races on Saturday at Rosehill, he contested the final race of the day over 1100m. Away well from the gates, I ...

New Tactics For Portelli's Rosehill Duo

New Tactics For Portelli's Rosehill Duo

Oct 29, 2015

Gary Portelli is in an experimental mood this week and it is partly inspired by the livewire antics of his Rosehill runner I Can Rock. A horse who traditionally has his races spaced, I Can Rock (pictured) has been a handful on the training track, prompting Portelli to send ...

 Sebring Sun ready to take on Exosphere

Sebring Sun ready to take on Exosphere

Oct 27, 2015

Of the horses entered to take on Exosphere in the Coolmore Stud Stakes, Sebring Sun has come closest to him this spring. And that experience tells his trainer Gary Portelli he needs to be on his game to beat him, but he believes it can be done. The Godolphin colt is the ...

‘Man’ It’s Going To Be One Hell Of A Race

‘Man’ It’s Going To Be One Hell Of A Race

Oct 22, 2015

With an honour role containing such outstanding sprinters as Redoute’s Choice, Spinning Hill, Lankan Rupee, Buffering, Sepoy, Hay List and of course Manikato, our star Rebel Dane is aiming to add his name to that illustrious list on Friday night in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes ...

Newsletter - October 2015

Newsletter - October 2015

Oct 12, 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of the “Portelli Racing Newsletter” Please have a read of the current Newsletter which takes a look at Rebel Dane's outstanding return to the track, some of our recent results, as well as one of the final opportunities of the year to race a ...

Rebel Dane Warming To Manikato Cause

Rebel Dane Warming To Manikato Cause

Oct 11, 2015

Gary Portelli is happy to let others take the limelight ahead of the Manikato Stakes but is looking to be centre stage after the race.The Portelli-trained Rebel Dane finished fourth in a blanket finish to the Group One Moonee Valley sprint last year after suffering ...

Four Head To Randwick

Four Head To Randwick

Oct 08, 2015

With four runners heading to Royal Randwick on Saturday and one to Kembla Grange, we are really excited for our owners to enjoy the thrill of racing! In the opening race of the day, the Antler Luggage Kirkham Plate (1000m) we have a pair of our two-year-old fillies set to ...

2015 Premiere Stakes a Group II in name only?

2015 Premiere Stakes a Group II in name only?

Oct 03, 2015

Rebel Dane’s trainer Gary Portelli has made a compelling case for why the Group II Premiere Stakes (1200m) should be elevated to Group I status.The recent honour roll of the Premiere Stakes features the likes of Triple Honour, Hot Danish, Red Tracer, and Famous Seamus, all ...

Fast Nitz Again

Fast Nitz Again

Oct 02, 2015

Snitzel mare Fast Nitz travelled to Orange on Friday for her large group of owners and those that made the trip found it worthwhile!Settled in a handy position after jumping from an outside gate, jockey Kody Nestor had to really hold the mare back, but once she settled she found ...

Off Into The Stratumsphere…

Off Into The Stratumsphere…

Sep 29, 2015

Widden Stud’s Group 1 Golden Slipper winner Stratum is having a great run at present highlighted by the fast-finishing victory on Saturday by Stratum Star in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, interestingly a race won two years back with stable favourite Rebel Dane. Not ...

Rebel Dane Continues Comeback At Randwick

Rebel Dane Continues Comeback At Randwick

Sep 27, 2015

A recent throat operation has literally breathed new life into Rebel Dane who continues the second phase of his career in the Premiere Stakes. In the two years since he won the Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, Rebel Dane has run well at the top level, but not well ...