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.

Cox Plate: Legends are made as Chad Schofield wins on Shamus Award

Michael Lynch Moonee Valley promotes itself as a place where ''legends are made''. Equine legends come along occasionally.

Shamus Award in Cox Plate boilover

Chad Schofield riding Shamus Award celebrates winning the Sportingbet Cox Plate during Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Michael Lynch Three-year-old Shamus Award has made all the running to win the $3 million Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Horse Racing

Internationals disappoint in Cox Plate

Side Glance.

Michael Lynch It wasn't quite the result that Racing Victoria's international recruiter Leigh Jordon was after, but it wasn't a complete disaster either.

Horseracing

Fiorente bolts into Cox Plate contention with incredible finish

Over the top: Nash Rawiller on Fiorente.

Michael Lynch On such a huge day for Gai Waterhouse, it should not have come as any shock that she should upset the Mark Kavanagh applecart in the Moonee Valley feature, the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes, with...

Horseracing

Stayers get stage to shine

Racing.

Michael Lynch The VRC St Leger is tucked away towards the end of the season, bookended by the Australian and South Australian derbies.

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.

Horse Racing

Jamie Spencer relishing chance to ride Dunaden to second Cup victory

Jamie Spencer

Michael Lynch Patience is indeed a virtue in a winning jockey who knows just when to hit his straps.

Horse racing

Popular sprinter and his comeback jockey are ready to shine again

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Buffering might not have the brilliance of Black Caviar, but the son of Mossman has charisma.

Horse racing

Wez Hunter continues his great run at Flemington

Bel Thor

Michael Lynch Robbie Laing's says his Victoria Derby win could not have come at a better time.

Horse Racing

Boban lives up to champion namesake with Emirates Stakes win

Boban

Michael Lynch The Mark Viduka Stadium at Somers Street, Sunshine, is synonymous with class performers on a football field, none more so than the former Melbourne Knights and Socceroos star for whom it is named.

Horse Racing

Weir chases the dream of one win that keeps getting away

Mays Dream and Kirramosa

Michael Lynch Darren Weir has steadily climbed the training ranks over the past 15 years.

Racing

Heat not to blame for death of filly Kiss A Rose at Caulfield, says vet

Black Caviar Trainer Peter Moody Donna Fisher watches the  champion racehorse as it was led  from its stables at Caulfied today. Age News Pic taken by John Woudstra June 5 2012

Adam Pengilly, Matt Jones, Michael Lynch There was high drama and then tragedy in the mounting yard at Caulfield on Saturday as three-year-old Kiss A Rose collapsed and died after running in the $120,000 W.J. Adams Stakes.

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Horse racing

Star young gallopers need to step up this season

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch The Orr Stakes is the first chance to see how the stars of the spring have fared after a spell.

Horse Racing

Moment Of Change wins the Orr Stakes for Peter Moody

Moment Of Change

Michael Lynch Tough, honest, more-than-useful sprinter has shrugged off his relatively humble origins.

Horse Racing

Shamus Award drifts in betting for Australian Guines

Michael Lynch When a three-year-old takes on his elders first up in Group 1 company and runs a respectably close third, he might be expected to tighten up in the market for a classic race against his own age group...

Horse racing

Shamus Award takes out Australian Guineas

Craig Williams riding Shamus Award.

Michael Lynch Form is temporary, class is permanent. It's an old sporting adage that often is the case.

Racing

Boban proves himself a champ of track and field

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9th November 2013
Picture by Wayne Taylor
Emirates Stakes Day at Flemington.
Race 7 Emirates Stakes winner Boban (purple)ridden by Glyn Schofield.
Jockey Glyn Schofield with trainer Chris Waller.

Michael Lynch The Mark Viduka Stadium at Somers Street, Sunshine, is synonymous with class performers on a football field, none more so than the former Melbourne Knights and Socceroos star for whom it is named.

Horse Racing

Atlantic Jewel's bubble bursts

It's a Dundeel defeats Atlantic Jewel

Michael Lynch The Atlantic Jewel bubble burst in agonisingly narrow fashion at Caulfield on Saturday when Kiwi raider Its a Dundeel ran her down in the shadows of the post to score a brilliant victory in the Group...

Racing

European plate hopes expected to cause a stir

Mull Of Killough

Michael Lynch The Moonee Valley Racing Club expects heated debate over the make-up of the Cox Plate field if any well-performed local gallopers are denied a start to make way for two international raiders which...

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Horse Racing

Night racing looks to draw bigger crowds

Black Caviar an Moonee Valley.

Michael Lynch Moonee Valley executives are looking for a lift of between 14 and 40 per cent on its average opening-night crowd for the launch of this year's night racing season on Friday.