Michael Lynch

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.

Raiders tipped to vie for Caulfield Cup

Red Cadeaux

Michael Lynch The man who sets the weights for the Caulfield Cup is expecting three or four overseas raiders to mount a challenge for the $2.5 million prize next month.

Mr O'Ceirin boosts trainer and seals his place in Caulfield Cup

Michael Lynch Young trainer Ciaron Maher's star has been on a gradual upward curve for the past half-dozen years - and his career could get a massive boost over the next month through the exploits of a galloper...

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Horse racing

Forgotten Voice closer to Caulfield Cup start

Forgotten Voice.

Michael Lynch Queensland Oaks winner Quintessential is out of the Caulfield Cup, bringing an international hopeful closer to a start in the rich staying handicap.

Horse racing

Racing chiefs promise fewer meetings but more races

Generic horses running on a race track

Michael Lynch Racing Victoria chiefs are hoping fewer race meetings add up to more wagering as they announced plans on Wednesday to trim the fixture list but boost the number of events at each meeting.

Horse Racing

Darren Weir gets closer to trainers' title at Moonee Valley

Harry Coffey (right) riding Siwa Lady wins the Health Science Planning Consultants at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Michael Lynch Country trainer Darren Weir tightens his grip on the Victorian metropolitan trainers' premiership with a hat-trick at Moonee Valley.

More ground must be found

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Michael Lynch Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse always has plenty to say when it comes to racing. After a lifetime's experience in the industry, there are few people with a better all-round view of the sport, and...

Horse Racing

Old truths no longer apply in new Cup world

Defying conventional wisdom: Vintage Crop pulls ahead of Te Akau Nick (rails) to win the 1993 Melbourne Cup.

Michael Lynch The past is another country. They do things differently there.

Horse Racing

European contenders emerge for Melbourne spring

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Michael Lynch Potential Australian Cups candidates emerge as contenders for the Melbourne spring.

Horse Racing

Raiders target Caulfield

Ready: Cups contender Red Cadeaux is expected to have plenty of overseas company this year.

Michael Lynch Handicapper expects three or four overseas raiders to vie for Caulfield Cup.

Horse Racing

Waller's telling blow

Foreteller

Michael Lynch Champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller's golden touch glitters brightly in Melbourne.

Horse Racing

Puissance odds narrow

Gerry Ryan, owner of Puissance de Lune, has a word with jockey Glen Boss after the horse finished second in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

Michael Lynch Despite defeat, bookmakers tighten Puissance De Lune's price as Melbourne Cup favourite.

Horseracing

Foreteller springs a surprise

Foreteller

Michael Lynch Champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller's golden touch glitters as brightly in Melbourne as it does in his home city - and blowout galloper Foreteller, which upset Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De...

Horse Racing

Kavanagh likely to separate star pair

Michael Rodd and Super Cool after the Australian Cup in March.

Michael Lynch Why win one big race when you could just as easily win two?

Horse Racing

Weld favours '14 Cup for mare

Irish trainer Dermot Weld.

Michael Lynch Dermot Weld-trained Voleuse De Coeurs not coming to Australia for Melbourne Cup.

Horseracing

Boss weighs up hopes and can't help smiling

Cup bound: Jockey Glen Boss is all smiles as Puissance de Lune wins at Flemington.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune has the ideal impost - 54.5 kilograms, the race-day weight carried by the past three winners - to triumph in this year's 3200-metre stamina test after...

Horse Racing

Jewel must dazzle to beat the stars in Underwood

Class act: It's A Dundeel will take on Atlantic Jewel at Caulfield.

Michael Lynch Atlantic Jewel will have to be at her best to take her unbeaten run to 10.

Horse racing

Cup throws Strait a curve ball

Glen Boss Tuscan Fire

Michael Lynch Getting a start in one of Australian racing's major handicaps is hard enough, let along winning.

Horse Racing

Jet takes a shortcut on path to cup

Jet Away

Michael Lynch Three European-trained horses have won the Caulfield Cup in the past 14 years.

Horse Racing

Weight and see for hoops

Manighar (right) has been left in for the Caulfield Cup at the third acceptance stage.

Michael Lynch Several top jockeys will have to wait a little longer to see if weights go up for Caulfield Cup.

Horse racing

SA trainers ride high in early spring

Eclair Big Bang

Michael Lynch Though it may appear all doom and gloom over the border, Adelaide trainersare having a great spring.