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

Black Caviar chalks up award hat-trick as nation's best

Michael Lynch She only set foot on the track three times during the last Australian racing season and has been retired for six months.

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.

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.

Young stars still vying for acclaim

The verdict is in: John Hawkes is convinced All Too Hard is No. 1.

Michael Lynch The battle for the title of the nation's top three-year-old remains in the balance, with the result to be determined in the autumn.

All Too Hard looks a snip at $20m-plus after super display


Michael Lynch NEIL WERRETT is surely the man with the Midas touch. Not only is he the managing part-owner of wonder mare Black Caviar but he is also part of the ownership group that bought her exciting...

All too easy for Werrett

All Too Hard

Michael Lynch All Too Hard accelerates past Glass Harmonium and King Mufhasa in Futurity Stakes.

Horse Racing

Black Caviar bows out on top - officially

Black Caviar

Michael Lynch There's nothing like going out undefeated to preserve your legend and status as an immortal.

Short and beat

Home again: Black Caviar salutes in the Lightning Stakes yesterday.

Michael Lynch New challenge, same old result for Black Caviar, writes Michael Lynch.

Looking easy for All Too Hard

All Too Hard

Michael Lynch Black Caviar is the undisputed queen of the Australian turf.


Tinkler's hard call may be richly rewarded

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 18:  Jockey Dwayne Dunn riding All Too Hard wins Race One the Talindert Stakes during Lightning Stakes Day at Flemington Racecourse on February 18, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch If you have a couple of billion bucks in your kick, you can easily pass up a shot at $2 million.