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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 ...

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 ...