Portelli two-year-olds continue their reign

Jun 18, 2017

Trainer Gary Portelli notched up his ninth two-year-old race win for the season with Nicci’s Gold taking out the first event at Newcastle on Saturday.

With a string of 20 two-year-olds educated through their Warwick Farm training center this season, 12 have reached the races collecting an impressive 9 wins and 10 placings.

These victories have been bolstered by champion She Will Reign winning the Golden Slipper and Silver Slipper and stablemate Single Bullet who won the Pago Pago this year, however, 2017 is not the first year that the team have produced juvenile winners at black type level.

2YO StaPictured: Single Bullet (Not A Single Doubt x Cheetara) as a yearling 2016 Magic Millions National Salekes Winners for Gary Portelli

2017 Group I Golden Slipper – She Will Reign

2017 Group III Pago Pago – Single Bullet

2017 Group II Silver Slipper – She Will Reign

2013 Group II Skyline Stakes – All The Talk

2012 Listed Keith Mackay Quality – Single Style

2012 Listed Black Opal Stakes – Delago Bolt

2006 Listed Black Opal Stakes - Down The Wicket

2001 Listed Black Opal Stakes - Coral Salute

Pictured, above: Single Bullet (Not A Single Doubt x Cheetara) as a yearling 2016 Magic Millions National Sale

Portelli has always been forthcoming regarding his hands-on approach to training his team and attributes a good deal of his success to maintaining the highest attention to detail while young horses are developing under his care.

Our philosophy is to ensure every individual horse gets the attention they deserve on and off the track.

Many of Gary Portelli’s greatest achievements have come through training good athletic types that haven’t had to contend with the top end of the market at the yearling sales and he has the results to prove that the best level of success can still be achieved.

The team are proud to have secured some very smart yearlings in the last 6 months, who will take over the reins as next season of juveniles in August – who knows, the 2018 Golden Slipper winner could well be amongst them.

For anyone interested in opportunities to become involved in racehorse ownership with Portelli Racing, please check out our current yearlings on the horses available page or contact Gary on 0417 407 531.