Name: Quelle Beaute
Dam: Shabet (Retired)
Trainer: Gary Portelli
Foal Date: 29/8/2010
OUT OF A PROVEN PRODUCER AND BY A GOLDEN SLIPPER WINNER
This well grown filly is by Stratum a winner of the Group 1 Golden Slipper, when trained by Paul Perry, at just his fourth racetrack appearance.
Stratum, was a high quality thoroughbred and retired to Widden Stud with an ANZ classification of 114 to command a covering fee of $30,250 (inc GST). At the time of his retirement Widden Stud’s CEO, Antony Thompson said, “Stratum is the highest stake-earner sired by Redoute’s Choice who continues to dominate the sale ring.”
Now the sire of Crystal Lily a winner of the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) too his stock have been in strong demand as progeny by him continue to blossom at the track.
As of mid-September, Stratum is responsible for 12 stakes winners and 15 stakes placegetters from 275 starters, recording 170 individual winners, with earnings of more than $14million.
NOT ENOUGH? This filly is out of Shabet (by Amen Brother) a winner and placegetter of two races from just five racetrack appearances. Since retiring to the breeding barn Shabet is the dam of 12 live foals. Nine of those foals have raced with six of them having won races.
Shabet, hails from a family that has produced the Group 2 MVRC Crystal Mile winner Testa My Patience (by Testa Rossa), Ninetyfive Emperor (by Rory’s Jester) winner of the Singapore Lion City Cup, a Group 1 race in that country.
Other top notch thoroughbreds that feature in the family are the Group 2 Maribyrnong Plate winner The Heavyweight (by Zeditave), the Group 2 WATC Karrakatta Plate winner Born Priceless (by Pricelessly), and the Group 3 WATC Queens Plate winner Born Rich (by Beau Sovereign).
The syndicate will be managed by Adrian Allan from Elite Thoroughbreds
Gary Portelli, trainer of the Group 1 winners’ Rena’s Lady and Gold Trail, wound out last season as one of Sydney’s top-twenty premier trainers, with earnings of more than half-a-million dollars.
Portelli and his brother Troy, have continued to saddle up many winners with their winning formula working well in the satellite stable at their Flemington base. Finding that the two-state approach working as it should, both, ensure every horse gets the attention they deserve on and off the track.
Placing each horse to advantage, and, committed to excellence, the Portelli’s strive to build a stable with quality gallopers and continue client services’ as their mother did. The brothers’ mother held her licence during the 1980’s, when, Gary spent his youth riding track work and breaking in horses. He took over training duties from her in 1990.
Troy holds the same passion for the sport, as Gary, and works very closely alongside him.
Together, they make a winning team.