Mick Lombardo has been involved in harness racing as an owner, breeder and administrator since 1975. Lombardo bred some 1440 foals of which 962 (67%) have raced and 626 (44%) have won. Those 1440 foals have had a total of 33,379 starts and won 4261 races and been placed a further 7502 times, earning total stakes of some $32,260,894. He became a member of the WA Trotting Association in 1976 and served Gloucester Park as a committee member for 12 years and was President between 1989 and 1991. He was made a Life Member of Gloucester Park in 1991. In 2011 Lombardo was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for service to the Australian harness racing industry.