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Tailamade Lombo, bred and owned by Lombo Standardbreds of Fremantle, WA is the 2010 Australian Broodmare of the Year. She was a clear winner in the voting by the Breeders Associations and the harness racing controlling bodies in each state.

Dubbo harness racing pacer Karloo Mick will take his place in this Saturday night's M.H Treuer Memorial as trainer Barry Lew chases an elusive group 1 victory with the nine year old. The son of Panorama is the only horse backing up from last week's Miracle Mile at Tabcorp Park but Lew is still expecting tough competition.

Mick Lombardo, Australia's largest and most successful breeder, was named the Ian Daff Memorial Breeder of the Year for 2008/09 at the Harness Racing Breeders annual Gala Dinner and Presentation Night at Tabcorp Park last Friday.

Trainer Paul Fitzpatrick will play his final trump card with former harness racing juvenile star Lombo Pocket Watch on Friday night at Harold Park.

Next Monday's (November 2) $60,000 Kaikoura Cup will be the 'last chance saloon' for several budding New Zealand Cup aspirants. The winner of the Group Two, 2400m standing start harness racing event should get an automatic entry into the Cup field. . . but for those that don't perform - the dream of a start in the $1m Cup at Addington Raceway on November 10 could be over.

An impressive harness racing trial at Menangle on Tuesday was enough to confirm a trip to Queensland next month for star New South Wales pacer Lombo Pocket Watch. The Jet Laag entire beat Inter Dominion finalist Our Brahman Boy in a 1:56.8 mile and trainer Paul Fitzpatrick was pleased with the effort.

Mick Lombardo has achieved many things in his 72 years - both on and off the racetrack, but the popular Western Australian harness racing owner has yet to line up a pacer in the New Zealand Cup. That could all change on October 10 if his $21 chance Lombo Pocket Watch takes his place in the field.

Leading New South Wales trainer Paul Fitzpatrick believes his former Australian horse of the year Lombo Pocket Watch can return to Harold Park a winner on Friday night despite resuming after more than 9 months and a breeding season at stud.

Harness racing's version of the people's champion, Lombo Pocket Watch, has run his last race. Owner Mick Lombardo met with trainer Paul Fitzpatrick on Wednesday night where it was decided to bring down the curtain on the champion grey's racing career with a stud career in Shepparton awaiting.

Could Friday night's Courage Under Fire "Chariots Of Fire" be the final race start for thePaul Fitzpatrick trained Lombo Pocket Watch? The four year old stallion has bankedmore than one million dollars in his career and his owner Mick Lombardo is weighing upwhether the time is right to bring the curtain down on Australia's best ever juvenile.

From a long time ago it seemed obvious that Lombo Pocket Watch and Melpark Major would be given early invitations to contest the $200,000 'Courage Under Fire' Chariots Of Fire.

High profile pacers Lombo Pocket Watch and Melpark Major have secured the first two invitations to the $200,000 'Courage Under Fire' Chariots Of Fire on August 29.

The build up to the 2008 Chariots Of Fire has been given two major boosts this week - the announcement of a shortlist of contenders and confirmation of a race sponsor!

Victorian heavyweight Melpark Major is likely to return to the track in the next few weeks in preparation for the $200,000 Chariots Of Fire.

Lombo Pocket Watch fans are in for a treat at Moonee Valley on Friday night when the star grey lines up in the $50,000 Group 2 Smorgon Steel Recycling Victorian 4 & 5YO Championship. For the first time in the Paul Fitzpatrick-trained star’s career, punters are a realistic chance to get each-way odds about him in a Victorian race.

If his training base counts for anything, Lombo Pocket Watch’s quest to become only the second pacer to make a clean sweep of the Vicbred Super Series is in the bag. In the 26-year history of the Vicbred Super Series, the only pacer to have won their two, three and four-year-old finals is the Noel Shinn-trained Colbruce.

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