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 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...
Michael Lynch Think of the Sydney autumn carnival and what are the race names that come to mind?
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.
Michael Lynch While German racing doesn't have the reputation of other European nations, it's improving.
Michael Lynch Former champion Darwin trainer Stephen Brown has felt right at home in Melbourne's heat.
Michael Lynch Sandown Cup in some ways resembles what the Melbourne Cup used to look like.
Michael Lynch ONE man's misfortune is another man's opportunity.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Michael Lynch Anthony Freedman made a big impression since taking over the Markdel training complex.