Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch, The Age's expert on soccer, has had extensive experience of high level journalism in the UK and Australia. Michael has covered the Socceroos through Asia, Europe and South America in their past three World Cup campaigns. He has also reported on Grands Prix and top class motor sport from Asia and Europe. He has won several national media awards for both sports and industry journalism.

Mark Zahra, centre, riding Redzel defeats Nicholas Hall, left, riding Under the Louvre in race 5 of the Resimax Stakes ...

Snowden raiders snare prizes as in form Dunn lands Caulfield treble

There are few shrewder judges around than Peter Snowden – as his stable's strike rate regularly attests – so when the Sydney based handler brings a couple of horses south for a tilt at two valuable support races on the first group 1 day of the new racing season, it's probably worth paying attention.

Brad Rawiller steers Black Heart Bart to victory in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday.

Black Heart Bart wins Memsie, lines up Winx

Winx may look to have a lock on the Cox Plate, but as great as the Chris Waller trained galloper is, record-breaking trainer Darren Weir might have the legitimate challenger in Black Heart Bart.

Anastasios Bakasetas of Greece and Australia's Bailey Wright vie for the ball in a friendly at Etihad Stadium in ...

Championship rendezvous a regular fixture for Socceroos nowadays

When Preston North End pulled off a shock last Saturday afternoon and defeated Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Loftus Road two Socceroos, Massimo Luongo and Bailey Wright, were quick to put the contest behind them when the final whistle blew on this English Championship fixture