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.

Melbourne Cup 2013: Godolphin chasing elusive trophy

Godolphin

Michael Lynch When Victoria Derby-winning jockey Hugh Bowman was saluting the success of battling trainer Robbie Laing the day after Polanski's big-race win on Saturday, he made another point.

Horse racing

New chapter looms in O'Brien's Melbourne Cup story

Aidan O'Brien.

Michael Lynch Ernest Hemingway, an easy five-length winner of the Group 3 Curragh Cup, could end the Melbourne Cup exile of Irish master trainer Aidan O'Brien.

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

Gotta Take Care looking the goods for Warrnambool

Gotta Take Care is a top notcher over obstacles, as his status at the head of weights affairs in the Galleywood attests.

Michael Lynch Gotta Take Care's 67th race start in the biggest hurdle of the Warrnambool carnival could stamp him as the best dual-purpose horse in the country.

Age shall not weary them: senior jockeys still among the best in the business

Glen Boss.

Michael Lynch In Australian racing, the fashion in recent times has been to favour younger jockeys. But the tide in Melbourne may be turning.

Horse Racing

Hang on a sec, not again

Second second: Red Cadeaux (right) is beaten to the post by Fiorente.

Michael Lynch Ed Dunlop's Red Cadeaux finishes as the bridesmaid once again.

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

Queensland trainer Danny Bougoure to go home with fond memories

Longport Nash Rawiller.

Michael Lynch Two runners, two winners. The Flemington carnival could not have gone better for Danny Bougoure.

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

MRC considers a series of distance races for stayers

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Michael Lynch Victoria's bid to boost the status of staying races in this country could get a further fillip.

Horse racing

No cup glory, but Rawiller's cup still full

Nash Rawiller

Michael Lynch With six booked rides, Nash Rawiller might find that virtue brings further rewards.

Sydney trainer Chris Waller's Melbourne challenge

Michael Lynch CHRIS Waller winning the metropolitan Melbourne trainers premiership?

Horse Racing

Damien Oliver pilots The Offer to Ballarat Cup win

Ballarat Cup winner The Offer.

Michael Lynch Gai Waterhouse and Damian Oliver add another big race triumph to their list.

Horse Racing

Gai Waterhouse's Ascot plans thwarted

Gai Waterhouse

Michael Lynch and Chris Roots Dream of putting on the style at Royal Ascot with Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente will have to wait.

Horse Racing

Michael Rodd steers Vatican to win in Doveton Stakes at Caulfield races

All the way: Michael Rodd steers Vatican to the line in the Doveton Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Michael Lynch Sometimes it takes a while to pay someone back. Jockey Michael Rodd knows this.

Horse Racing

Global storming as prizemoney turns into Euro cash

Hands and heels: Damien Oliver boots Fiorente (left) to victory in the 2013 Melbourne Cup.

Michael Lynch Foreigners again show the locals how it's done, writes Michael Lynch.

Horse Racing

Trainer Darren Weir extends his lead in the Melbourne premiership with a winning treble

Rainbow Storm.

Michael Lynch Darren Weir consolidated his position at the top of the Melbourne metropolitan trainers' premiership with a Boxing Day treble at Caulfield.

Horse racing

Fiorente eyes Ascot after sensational return to track in Peter Young Stakes

Michael Lynch Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente made a sensational return to racing with a last-gasp win in the group 2 Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday - a victory which could launch a globetrotting career...

Horse Racing

Fiorente returns to racing in style at Caulfield

Fiorente

Michael Lynch Melbourne Cup winner makes a sensational return to racing with a last-gasp win.