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

Don't mess with the Derby

Michael Lynch Here are some eternal truths about the Melbourne Spring carnival: the weather will be changeable; the Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate will be labelled "the worst ever"; the Melbourne Cup will be...

Horse Racing

It's almost time for spring

Eyes on Melbourne Cup: Sea Moon after a track gallop at Caulfield.

Michael Lynch Caulfield trainer Mick Price's two imports clashed in the Legacy 2013 Appeal Handicap.

Horse Racing

Waller's telling blow

Foreteller

Michael Lynch Champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller's golden touch glitters brightly in Melbourne.

Horseracing

Foreteller springs a surprise

Foreteller

Michael Lynch Champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller's golden touch glitters as brightly in Melbourne as it does in his home city - and blowout galloper Foreteller, which upset Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De...

Horseracing

Can Jewel shine next to Caviar's record?

Easy does it: Atlantic Jewel  wins the Thousand Guineas, one of her five straight victories.

Michael Lynch Atlantic Jewel is chasing a perfect 10 as she heads to the weight-for-age championship.

Horse Racing

Atantic Jewel stretches winning streak to nine

Atlantic Jewel

Michael Lynch Stocks Stakes nothing more than a track gallop for emerging superstar Atlantic Jewel.

Horseracing

Jewel puts trainer on cloud nine

Atlantic Jewel

Michael Lynch Moonee Valley's Stocks Stakes might have been a group 2 race worth $220,000 but it was, as trainer Mark Kavanagh honestly, if rather brutally, admitted, nothing more than a track gallop for his...

Horse Racing

Jewel must dazzle to beat the stars in Underwood

Class act: It's A Dundeel will take on Atlantic Jewel at Caulfield.

Michael Lynch Atlantic Jewel will have to be at her best to take her unbeaten run to 10.

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...

Horse Racing

Weight and see for hoops

Manighar (right) has been left in for the Caulfield Cup at the third acceptance stage.

Michael Lynch Several top jockeys will have to wait a little longer to see if weights go up for Caulfield Cup.

Horse Racing

Kav's girl ups stakes as next Black Caviar

Top flight: Michael Rodd lets Atlantic Jewel stride away.

Michael Lynch In Atlantic Jewel, racing has a worthy contender to replace the great one.

Horse Racing

Atlantic Jewel had galloped beautifully before breaking down

Michael Rodd riding Atlantic Jewel.

Michael Lynch Cox Plate betting turned on its head after favourite's withdrawal.

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...

Horse Racing

Boss back to his best

Glen Boss has recovered from injury and is in sizzling form leading into the spring carnival.

Michael Lynch A year ago tomorrow, star jockey Glen Boss lay distraught on the Flemington turf.

Horse Racing

The Boss glows hot from winter's work

Hot to trot: Glen Boss.

Michael Lynch Jockey Glen Boss is almost hot enough to cause a spike in global temperatures.

How to keep punters who see the stars

Michael-Lynch-sport-dinks

Michael Lynch Racing Victoria is looking at what happens when the spring carnival is over.

Maluckyday has eyes on the main prize

Maluckyday has endured setback after setback, forcing him to miss carnival after carnival.

Michael Lynch With overseas raiders dominating the order of entry and betting for the Melbourne Cup, Australia could certainly do with a home grown standard-bearer - even if he is a recovered crock who has battled...

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

Vlad Duric

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