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Nothing Short About Rebel Dane’s Win

Nothing Short About Rebel Dane’s Win

Sep 19, 2015

When a horse resumes from an injury enforced break, it is often hard to be confident, but trainer Gary Portelli really felt that his Group 1 winner was ready to perform after successful throat surgery.Tackling the Group 2 Shorts first-up this time in, the Laurel Oak Bloodstock ...

Portelli Duo Deliver The Goods

Portelli Duo Deliver The Goods

Sep 18, 2015

On the eve of the racetrack re-appearance of Portelli Racing's Group 1 winner Rebel Dane who lines up in Saturday’s Group 2 Shorts at Royal Randwick, it was great for the stable to secure two winners on Friday, although they were many miles apart.Travelling to Bathurst with a ...

Rebel Dane To Resume In The Shorts

Rebel Dane To Resume In The Shorts

Sep 17, 2015

Rebel Dane will return to the races in the 2015 The Shorts and trainer Gary Portelli is hopeful that the throat operation the six-year-old received during his stint in the spelling paddock will help him return to his best form.Rebel Dane has not recorded a race win since his ...

Outstanding Run By Sebring Sun In Golden Rose

Outstanding Run By Sebring Sun In Golden Rose

Sep 13, 2015

While the winner was just too good on Saturday in the Group 1 Golden Rose at Rosehill Gardens, our boy Sebring Sun tried his heart out, producing an outstanding effort to settle at the tail of the field, and charge home late for third, sky rocketing his value. A son of ...

Feeling The Heat

Feeling The Heat

Sep 11, 2015

If the Golden Rose pans out as trainer Gary Portelli has imagined then he gives talented three-year-old Sebring Sun a realistic chance of snaring an overdue Group 1 for the stable.Portelli revealed he's already run teh race on paper and, without completely revealing his ...

Portelli Turns To Hall of Famer In Golden Rose

Portelli Turns To Hall of Famer In Golden Rose

Sep 10, 2015

Gary Portelli says the last time Sebring Sun clashed with Exosphere, the Godolphin colt “went past him like he was nailed to the fence”, but Hall of Fame jockey Jim Cassidy has already eased his fears ahead of Saturday’s $1 million De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Stakes ...

Talking Set To Be Done At The Valley On Saturday

Talking Set To Be Done At The Valley On Saturday

Sep 02, 2015

Having his first start since May 9, five-year-old Stratum entire I’m All The Talk heads to Moonee Valley on Saturday to contest the Group 2 McEwen Stakes over 1000m.Known for his high cruising speed, the Group-winning juvenile is likely to use this tactical speed to his ...

Zac Purton To Ride Sebring Sun In Golden Rose

Zac Purton To Ride Sebring Sun In Golden Rose

Aug 31, 2015

Zac Purton has been booked to ride smart colt Sebring Sun in the Golden Rose.Zac Purton has been booked to ride Sebring Sun in the Golden Rose. Photo by Racing and Sports The Australian rider is now an established star in Hong Kong but will make the trip back to Sydney to ride ...

Portelli Racing Newsletter

Portelli Racing Newsletter

Aug 26, 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of the “Portelli Racing Newsletter”Please have a read of the current Newsletter which takes a look at Sebring Sun's recent performances as well as reviewing the very successful month of July for the stable by clicking here.

Sebring Sun Pulls Up Well

Sebring Sun Pulls Up Well

Aug 24, 2015

Although officially “the beaten favourite” in Saturday’s Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes at Randwick, plenty can be attributed to the start of the race where Sebring Sun’s ear was being held by a barrier attendant and when the field jumped away, the three-year-old colt ...

Fast Nitz Hoping To Make Up For No Luck Last Start (Nowra Sunday)

Fast Nitz Hoping To Make Up For No Luck Last Start (Nowra Sunday)

Aug 21, 2015

To say the Gary Portelli-trained Fast Nitz was unlucky last start would be a gross understatement: “She’s still waiting to get out,” Portelli said tongue-in-cheek on Friday following the mare’s last start 3.6 lengths eighth to Flys Away in a 1300m F & M Benchmark ...

Racy to live up to her name at Canterbury

Racy to live up to her name at Canterbury

Aug 18, 2015

Just looking at Racy’s record tells Gary Portelli how good she can be and he is hoping she can recapture the form she showed early in her career.The filly is entered for the Thousand Guineas this spring but first she needs to step up in a benchmark 67 at Canterbury on ...

Sebring Sun Ready To Shine For Portelli

Sebring Sun Ready To Shine For Portelli

Aug 17, 2015

If Sebring Sun can make it to the $1 million Golden Rose, his trainer Gary Portelli will chalk it up as one for the little guys.The colt takes a make-or-break step to Sydney’s first Group One race of the season when he runs in Saturday’s Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) at ...

Golden Goal for Sebring Sun

Golden Goal for Sebring Sun

Aug 08, 2015

The first stakes race for new season three year-olds was run at Randwick on Saturday with victory in the Listed ATC The Rosebud going to spring up and comer Sebring Sun, a $100,000 Magic Millions purchase for Elite Thoroughbreds from the draft of Edinglassie Stud.The Gary ...

Doggone it, Sebring Sun ready for battle

Doggone it, Sebring Sun ready for battle

Aug 06, 2015

Gary Portelli’s pet Chihuahua fancies his chances of taking on Sebring Sun but it is a match up of another kind the trainer is hoping the horse can win.The colt will tackle the Listed Rosebud at Randwick on Saturday bidding to stake his claim for a start in next month’s $1 ...

Avdulla To Help Sun Shine In Rosebud

Avdulla To Help Sun Shine In Rosebud

Aug 04, 2015

In a race meeting missing four of Sydney's leading jockeys, Gary Portelli is chuffed to have snared Brenton Avdulla for the mount on Sebring Sun in the Listed Rosebud.Hugh Bowman, Blake Shinn and James McDonald fought out the finish of the 2014/15 Sydney jockeys' premiership ...

Sun Starts To Shine For Exciting Colt

Sun Starts To Shine For Exciting Colt

Jul 29, 2015

There have always been high hopes for Sebring Sun, and today the colt broke through for his maiden win, putting behind him a previous campaign where things just didn’t fall into place. Having his first run this time in, and his last as a two-year-old, the son of Group 1 ...

Wide Birth Gives Wide Acclaim The Win!

Wide Birth Gives Wide Acclaim The Win!

Jul 28, 2015

Prior to Tuesday’s race at Wyong, the Laurel Oak purchased and syndicated two-year-old Wide Acclaim had raced on five occasions and had finished either second or third on four occasions, so a win was hopefully just around the corner. Contesting the second race on the day, ...

Golden Rose Dream for Sebring Filly

Golden Rose Dream for Sebring Filly

Jul 25, 2015

A Breednet ‘One to Watch’ when she scored on debut at Bathurst on June 9, progressive Sebring filly Seeking Asylum has scarcely put a foot wrong since with a tenacious win at Canterbury on Saturday justifying the decision of connections to pay her first acceptance for the ...

Sydney’s number one apprentice outrides the big boys

Sydney’s number one apprentice outrides the big boys

Jul 25, 2015

While the big name senior hoops fight it out for the Sydney jockey’s title at Canterbury on Saturday, Winona Costin continued her domination of Sydney apprentices, producing a gun ride to win aboard Seeking Asylum and showing the senior riders how it should be done.The Gary ...

Rebel Dane Back After Wind Op

Rebel Dane Back After Wind Op

Jul 22, 2015

Trainer Gary Portelli is hoping that an ostensibly successful throat operation will see talented sprinter Rebel Dane (California Dane-Texarcana, by More Than Ready) return to his best form this campaign, reports Racing.com. The Gr1 winner has not raced since finishing well ...

Golden Slipper Winners Produce Seeking Asylum (Canterbury Saturday)

Golden Slipper Winners Produce Seeking Asylum (Canterbury Saturday)

Jul 20, 2015

Seeking Asylum didn’t give her trainer Gary Portelli much of an impression when she first galloped, but the filly is doing her best to live up to her famous parents’ names ahead of Saturday’s meeting at Canterbury Park (July 25).Seeking Asylum’s father and mother won ...

Seeking Another Impressive Win

Seeking Another Impressive Win

Jul 18, 2015

What can one say other than WOW! What a win by our talented girl Seeking Asylum. Already the winner of two races and a second place from her three prior starts, two-year-old Sebring filly Seeking Asylum braved the wet conditions at Kembla Grange on Saturday July 18, starting ...

Snitzel Filly Shows The Fast Way Home

Snitzel Filly Shows The Fast Way Home

Jul 15, 2015

Having her second run of her current campaign, three-year-old Snitzel filly Fast Nitz (NZ) travelled to Kembla Grange on Tuesday where she joined stablemate Russet in Race 4 Carlton Dry Maiden Plate over 1200m.A closing fourth first-up this campaign when racing at Bathurst on a ...