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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 ...

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.