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Portelli Hoping To Reign In July Sprint

Gary Portelli remains convinced Time To Reign can turn around an inglorious first-up performance and put his racing career back on track. A stakes-winning two-year-old and half brother to Group One winner She Will Reign, Time To Reign has competed just twice since finishing fifth in the 2019 Golden Slipper. His most recent appearance at[...]
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Midweek Miss Could Prove A Boon For Dio

Gary Portelli was disappointed when officials called off the midweek meeting at Warwick Farm over a COVID-19 scare, but not because he disagreed with their decision. Portelli figured he had found the perfect race for wet-track specialist Dio D’Oro, who despite his consistency has struggled to win since stringing together three successive victories as a[...]
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Trainer Sets Challenge For Speedy Spaceboy

Sustained speed has been Spaceboy’s biggest asset but the frontrunner is set to be challenged to find another string to his bow. The three-year-old finds himself in a sprint race laden with pace on Saturday, clashing with flying mares Witherspoon and Rosina Kojunup, while Buckin’Beauty is also a noted leader. Trainer Gary Portelli says the[...]
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O’Hara On The Mark Back In The Big Smoke

Kathy O’Hara has made a triumphant return to Saturday metropolitan racing with a bold front-running display aboard Spaceboy and some sage advice to his trainer. The popular jockey has been riding at weekend provincial meetings after choosing to base herself outside the Sydney zone during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has been in tremendous form, winning[...]
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Le Gai Soleil Makes It Three-Straight Wins

Lightly raced filly Le Gai Soleil has continued to build on a promising start to her racing career with a convincing city victory on the Kensington track at Randwick. The John O’Shea-trained three-year-old was sent out the odds-on favourite in Wednesday’s Bowermans Office Furniture Handicap (1550m) and notched her third-straight win this campaign having broken[...]
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September Run Breaks Maiden At Canterbury

After being tested in Group company earlier this year, two-year-old filly September Run has begun her latest campaign with a narrow win at Canterbury that star jockey Hugh Bowman believes had plenty of merit. A $380,000 yearling purchase for Hermitage Thoroughbreds, September Run was unplaced in the Inglis Nursery in December before running fourth in[...]
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Portelli Plans Around Changed Program

Gary Portelli is as busy as ever training his horses at Warwick Farm amid some uncertainty about their goals. With the Brisbane winter carnival scrapped then reinstated on a lesser scale, plans for several horses are unclear. While racing has continued during the coronavirus pandemic, programs in Sydney and Melbourne have also changed, and are[...]
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Portelli Hoping To Strike Gold In Crown

Mares of a certain age can lose interest in being racehorses and Gary Portelli feared that was the case with Nicci’s Gold this campaign. The five-year-old’s trackwork had been lacklustre and she was not showing her usual enthusiasm around the stable. But since getting another taste of competition when she resumed in the Sapphire Stakes,[...]
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