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.

Horse Racing

Boban lives up to champion namesake with Emirates Stakes win

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.

Racing

Boban proves himself a champ of track and field

The Sunday Age Sport
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

Maloney's career taking flight

Ryan Maloney salutes Sertorius' Zipping Classic win.

Michael Lynch The last few weeks have been good for jockey Ryan Maloney.

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.

All eyes on the moon down south

Mitch Freedman

Michael Lynch The spring carnival is one giant puzzle that ultimately comes together in the first week of November.

Horse Racing

Godolphin lines up a Royal bid for Cup

Godolphin stayer Royal Empire (right) holds off Red Cadeaux (left) to win the Freer Stakes at Newbury.

Michael Lynch Godolphin has yet to win the Melbourne Cup, but its hopes for 2013 success have been boosted.

Horse Racing

Grey streaks away in Cup odds

Class act: Puissance De Lune wins the P.B. Lawrence Stakes.

Michael Lynch Puissance De Lune will have to achieve what no horse has to win the Melbourne Cup.

Cup fails to grab the attention it deserves

Horseracing

Michael Lynch Think of the Sydney autumn carnival and what are the race names that come to mind?

Racing

Caviar on top of the world

Black Caviar.

Michael Lynch There's nothing like going out undefeated at the top to preserve your legend and status as an immortal, and Black Caviar has certainly done that after official world thoroughbred rankings released...

Jockey Craig Williams to ride cup champ Dunaden

Craig Williams.

Michael Lynch Champion jockey Craig Williams looks to have an embarrassment of Cups riches heading into the Melbourne Spring, with horses such as last year's Caulfield Cup heroine Southern Star and strongly...

Le Braveheart

Craig Williams on Dunaden.

Michael Lynch The best horse in the race - the original topweight, Dunaden - stormed to victory ridden by the jockey many would argue is Australia's best claimant to being counted as one of the world's best, Craig...

Australia wins from superstar fame

Craig Williams shows his joy after riding Dunaden to victory in the Caulfield Cup.

Michael Lynch Superstar Frankel's brilliance and domination of European racing has been Australia's gain. Had the colt not been around it's very likely that record breaking Caulfield and Melbourne Cup hero Dunaden...

Moody, Cummings give Duric shot to end carnival with a flourish

Vlad Duric

Michael Lynch ONE man's misfortune is another man's opportunity.

Horse Racing

Classic final day for spring carnival

Tanby, ridden by Nic Hall.

Michael Lynch Highlights from a great day's racing at Sandown, with big fields and close results delivering an apt finale to the spring carnival.

Horse Racing

Imports can continue spring staying dominance

Ibicenco is one of the imported horses in the Sandown Cup.

Michael Lynch Sandown Cup in some ways resembles what the Melbourne Cup used to look like.

Horseracing

It's horses for courses

Luke Currie Sea Lord

Michael Lynch Former champion Darwin trainer Stephen Brown has felt right at home in Melbourne's heat.

Horse Racing

From Germany and on track to make race of it

Jockey Victor Deering takes Lucas Cranach on a training ride at Safety Beach near Dromana in preparation for today’s big race.

Michael Lynch While German racing doesn't have the reputation of other European nations, it's improving.

Jet Away has Hayes dreaming of spring

David Hayes

Michael Lynch David Hayes had a sense of deja vu when Jet Away built on the huge impression he made winning his Australian debut at Bendigo by following up in the group 3 Easter Cup at Caulfield.

Horseracing

Another German ace aims at cups

Jockey Victor Deering takes Lucas Cranach on a training ride at Safety Beach near Dromana in preparation for today’s big race.

Michael Lynch Anthony Freedman made a big impression since taking over the Markdel training complex.