Shepparton trainer Steve Boyington has his talented mare Magic Moment Lombo flying at present with the mare racking up successive wins at Shepparton and Cobram.GUS UNDERWOOD April 11, 2014 3:20am
Shepparton horseman Steve Boyington has finally enjoyed a welcome change of fortune with the smart pacer he trains and drives, Magic Moment Lombo.
The four-year-old mare saluted in a C1 class race last week at Shepparton and buttered up to win again on Wednesday at Cobram.
Magic Moment Lombo had genuine excuses for just about all of her previous four outings after winning her first race as a four-year-old at Cobram in January.
At Shepparton, Boyington speared Magic Moment Lombo, the $2.60 favourite, straight to the front and she was never in danger of losing, beating Chain Of Gold and Balcony in a district trifecta.
In her Cobram win on Wednesday, Boyington worked Magic Moment Lombo, a $1.60 favourite, to the front mid-race and she held off the Glenn Freeman-trained Border Control and Noel Tyndall-trained Earls Reign in the run to the judge.
Her latest win also took her past the $50
Boyington said Magic Moment Lombo, owned by Yarrawonga’s David and Linda Gale, had her share of fitness issues during the past year as well as some poor draws, but seemed to be back on track.
She finished third to Im Smoldering and Getya Wings Out in last season’s Vicbred Super Series for three-year-old fillies.
Boyington said a heat of the EK Bray Country Cup could be the mare’s next assignment.
The daughter of the great Lombo Pocket Watch, Magic Moment Lombo burst onto the racing scene in 2012 in style by winning her heat and the final of The Lombo at Shepparton at her first two outings.
She has had 27 outings for five wins and six minor placings.
Magic Moment Lombo is out of the Million To One mare, Lady Julie Lombo, who was no slouch on the racetrack with 11 wins.
After months of speculation, Yarrawonga’s Alan Williams has been endorsed as the Labor candidate for Murray contesting the July 2 Federal Election.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
Fletcher and Beau Harris might have only taken up go kart racing two years ago but they’re already showing the potential for future success.
CONSTRUCTION of Rochester’s gym is well into the swing of things, with concrete walls erected early last week.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
RENEWAL works have resumed on the Coliban Main Channel this month.
For most 10-year-olds, mischievous isn’t a word often found in their vocabulary, let alone having the ability to spell it correctly. But for Cobram Anglican Grammar Year 5 student Cadence Pang, it’s all in a day’s work.
Plans for the release of a carp herpes virus has captured the attention of international press.
Farmers from northern Victoria will join a protest rally over milk prices in Melbourne tomorrow, Wednesday.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.