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.
Michael Lynch Star Kiwi galloper Cauthen showed he was right on the Caulfield Guineas trail with a convincing win in the listed Essendon Nissan McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Michael Lynch What you see is what you get – and when you see a lightly raced three-year-old explode away from his rivals to score an easy win in one of the best credentialed Caulfield Guineas trials, then...
Michael Lynch With the footy run and won, in Victoria, at least, and the cricket yet to come, now is racing's time in the sun.
Michael Lynch Gai Waterhouse is in danger of being investigated by the ACCC, such is her recent monopoly of the Group 2 Stutt Stakes at Moonee Valley, one of the key trials for the Caulfield Guineas and the Cox...
Michael Lynch The Orr Stakes is the first chance to see how the stars of the spring have fared after a spell.
Michael Lynch The father-and-son team will soon finish at Darley and start on their own, writes Michael Lynch.
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.
Michael Lynch A disgraced jockey has returned in a rich vein of form, writes Michael Lynch.
Michael Lynch Several top jockeys will have to wait a little longer to see if weights go up for Caulfield Cup.
Michael Lynch Cox Plate betting turned on its head after favourite's withdrawal.
Michael Lynch Cox Plate thrown into turmoil and trainer Mark Kavanagh left devastated after favourite scratched.
Michael Lynch Records are meant to be broken. Three-year-olds have had an ordinary record in the Cox Plate in the past three decades, and no maiden has won the weight-for-age championship of Australasia.
Michael Lynch Moonee Valley promotes itself as a place where ''legends are made''. Equine legends come along occasionally.
Michael Lynch Moonee Valley promotes itself as the place where ''legends are made''.
Michael Lynch Three-year-old Shamus Award has made all the running to win the $3 million Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
Michael Lynch For punters, classic races – in theory – should be the easiest to sort out. But there is one race that quite often proves the exception - the Victoria Derby.
Michael Lynch Black Caviar's young half-brother All Too Hard bursts the bubble of hitherto unbeaten Pierro.
Michael Lynch A tearful Peter Gelagotis hugged his son, Michael, his brother Manny and jockey Glen Boss as he fought back tears of joy and grief to welcome back Norman Robinson Stakes winner Hvasstan yesterday.
Michael Lynch Peter Gelagotis fights back tears of joy and grief to welcome back Norman Robinson Stakes winner.
Michael Lynch So who needs exotic foreigners when you can have a charismatic Kiwi?