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.

Craig Newitt on Tarzino, the favourite to win the Caulfield Cup.

Racing Victoria reveals Caulfield Cup weights

Irish raider Order of St George – part-owned by Victorian multiple Melbourne Cup winner Lloyd Williams – and the globetrotting Highland Reel head the Caulfield Cup weights that were revealed by Racing Victoria handicapper Greg Carpenter on Wednesday.

Bentleigh have a tough task ahead of them in their FFA Cup quarter-final.

FFA Cup draw gives Bentleigh quarter-final blockbuster against Victory

FFA Cup giant-killers Bentleigh Greens, who reached the semi-final of the inaugural competition two years ago, are one win away from reaching the same stage this season after snaring a gritty extra time win in Tasmania against Devonport Strikers, Matthew Thurtell's goal being enough to take them through.

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.