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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 ...

Two In Two Days As Next Level Scores

Two In Two Days As Next Level Scores

Jul 05, 2015

Fresh from success the day prior with Seeking Asylum, Portelli Racing and Elite Thoroughbreds were back in the thick of things at Newcastle as Next Level continued on with his great form this time in, contesting Race 7: Toronto District Workers Club Class 1 Handicap over 1400m. ...

Seeking Another Victory

Seeking Another Victory

Jul 03, 2015

Breaking her maiden two starts back at Bathurst before a length second on a heavy track at Newcastle, three-year-old Sebring filly Seeking Asylum travelled to Goulburn on Friday where she contested the opening race of the day, the Fife’s Stockfeed Class 1 Handicap over ...

Wyong Win For Lot Three For One

Wyong Win For Lot Three For One

Jun 12, 2015

With some recent solid efforts to her credit three-year-old Encosta de Lago filly Lot Three Four One headed to Wyong on Thursdays where she started a clear favourite in Race 6: David Loadsman Memorial over 1100m on a heavy 9 with Brenton Avdulla is the saddle.In the small field ...

Seeking Asylum Too Classy On Debut

Seeking Asylum Too Classy On Debut

Jun 09, 2015

With three solid barrier trials under her belt, two-year-old Sebring filly Seeking Asylum travelled to Bathurst on Tuesday to contest the Posh Designs Maiden Handicap, defeating the older horses in impressive fashion over 1300m.Ridden by Grant Buckley, the well-related filly ...

This Filly May Just Be The Real Deal!

This Filly May Just Be The Real Deal!

Jun 03, 2015

With only limited opportunities left in this outstanding filly we purchased earlier this year at the Magic Millions Perth Sale, we thought we just let you have a watch and a listen to her track work rider after her work this morning. Her sire Exceed And Excel really doesn’t ...

Newsletter

Newsletter

Jun 02, 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of the “Portelli Racing Newsletter.”Please have a read of the current Newsletter which previews some likely Spring contenders for the stable, highlights one of our yearling purchases and chats with one of our owners in "Touching Base With..." by ...

Touching Base With Brodie Druett

Touching Base With Brodie Druett

Jun 01, 2015

With our owners and our staff being the backbone of the Portelli Racing team, we are going to take the opportunity to feature them. This month we speak to Brodie Durett, who along with good friend Terry Reid who are volunteers for the Nepan Valley Club, and as you can see from ...

Third Win Far From A Cameo

Third Win Far From A Cameo

May 22, 2015

Dropping back in distance and also slightly in class from his last start fifth at Warwick Farm over 1100m, the Elite Thoroughbred purchased Northern Meteor gelding Cosmic Cameo record a narrow, but decisive victory over Rose Of Man in the Ainsworth Game Technology benchmark 65 ...

That’s Right... We’re Lookin’ At You Good Looking

That’s Right... We’re Lookin’ At You Good Looking

May 13, 2015

After an unplaced effort in December on debut, two-year-old Lookin’ At Lucky filly Hey Good Looking travelled to Bathurst on Monday to contest the opening race on the card, the Macca's Aerials Maiden Plate over 1200m.Ridden by Brendan Ward, Hey Good Looking came into the race ...

 April - Portelli Racing Newsletter

April - Portelli Racing Newsletter

May 06, 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of the “Portelli Racing Newsletter.” Please have a read of the current Newsletter which takes a look at our recent Open Day, previews some of our yearling purchases and chats with one of our owners in "Touching Base With..." by clicking ...

Sydney sprinter entered for Flemington

Sydney sprinter entered for Flemington

May 05, 2015

Heavy rain across NSW in recent weeks days has forced many trainers to come up with alternative plans for their horses with Gary Portelli eyeing a start in Melbourne for I'm All The Talk.The sprinter was supposed to run at Saturday's Hawkesbury meeting as a lead-up to a race at ...

All The Talk Nomintaed for Victoria

All The Talk Nomintaed for Victoria

May 04, 2015

Gary Portelli’s smart speedster I’m All The Talk headlines nominations for Saturday’s Flemington meeting.The Sydneysider, who finished sixth in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate earlier this year, has been entered for the second heat of the All Victorian Sprint Series (1100m).The ...

Once Again Derby Bound

Once Again Derby Bound

Apr 30, 2015

Literally a few hours after putting in a nomination for the upcoming Group 1 Queensland Derby, Onemorenomore gelding Once Again justified that decision with an impressive victory at Canterbury on Wednesday afternoon.Ridden by Tye Angland, Once Again was having his third career ...

Portelli's I'm All The Talk plans thwarted

Portelli's I'm All The Talk plans thwarted

Apr 29, 2015

Gary Portelli's attempts to find the right race for I'm All The Talk might again be frustrated by a rival frontrunner.The speedy four-year-old races best when he can control the tempo, something he was able to do in the Group One Oakleigh Plate first-up when he finished a ...