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.

Rich Enuff, Afleet Esprit stamp strong Guineas credentials

Michael Lynch What you see is what you get – and when you see a lightly raced three-year-old explode away from his rivals to score an easy win in one of the best credentialed Caulfield Guineas trials, then...

Buffering wins the group 1 Moir Stakes

Damian Browne rides Buffering to victory in the group 1 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Michael Lynch Queensland champion Buffering has handed Lankan Rupee his second straight defeat at Moonee Valley, beating him in the Group One Moir Stakes.

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

Shamal Wind fantastic at Caulfield

Ryan Maloney rides Shamal Wind to victory ahead of Andrew Mallyon on General Truce.

Michael Lynch Some horses are fantastic at one course, and awful everywhere else.

Horse Racing

Moonlight Hussler prevails in Debutant Stakes

Moonlight Hussler

Michael Lynch The market is often reckoned to be the best guide in two year old races.

No joy for Gai ... just a hard day at the office


Michael Lynch Black Caviar's young half-brother All Too Hard bursts the bubble of hitherto unbeaten Pierro.

Rob Heathcote - not your ordinary trainer

Queensland trainer Rob Heathcote.

Michael Lynch It's fair to say that not too many Australian racehorse trainers would be familiar with the literary works and achievements of a Russian dissident and Nobel Prize-winning writer.

Move over, son, it's father's day in the racing spotlight

Flying Skipper

Michael Lynch John Hickmott was beaming when his son Robert prepared Green Moon to win the Melbourne Cup.

Dad's turn to be over the moon, also with a boilover win

John Hickmott

Michael Lynch JOHN HICKMOTT was beaming with pleasure when his son Robert prepared Green Moon to score in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup, and he got his own moment in the spotlight on the Flemington undercard on Thursday...

Horse Racing

Tinkler's reign ends with fire sale

Nathan Tinkler.

Michael Lynch Majority of owner's bloodstock interests will be sold at Magic Millions complex.

Horse Racing

Young gun Schofield riding high in bid for double

Chad Schofield.

Michael Lynch Apprentice poised to put his name in the record books as first jockey to win both Sydney and Melbourne metropolitan apprentices championships.

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...


Girls just wild about little sis

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 10:  Dwayne Dunn rides All Too Hard to win race 3 Henry Bucks Sires' Produce Stakes during Super Saturday at Flemington Racecourse on March 10, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Theo Karanikos/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch The bubble might have burst for Black Caviar's half-brother All Too Hard yesterday.