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 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...
Patrick Bartley, Michael Lynch The owners of Simenon were relieved to hear that their tough stayer had moved up to No.22.
Michael Lynch Sometimes it takes a while to pay someone back. Jockey Michael Rodd knows this.
Michael Lynch Leading Light wins the oldest English Classic race, the 2900 metre St Leger at Doncaster.
Michael Lynch Bookmakers believe English-based Italian trainer could finally break his duck with Mount Athos.
Michael Lynch Simon O'Donnell, Terry Henderson and the OTI horse-racing syndicate know exactly how Tantalus felt.
Michael Lynch The French gallopers Dunaden and Americain will have to prove themselves the equal of the great Makybe Diva if they are to win a second Melbourne Cup.
Michael Lynch Americain and Dunaden will have to achieve their own French revolution at Flemington in the Melbourne Cup if either are to go down in the history books as the first European-trained horse to win the...
Michael Lynch It hardly comes as a surprise, given Australia’s emphasis on speed rather than stamina, but the top weights in the Melbourne Cup once again illustrate the paucity of staying bred horses in this...
Michael Lynch Michael Rodd and Mark Kavanagh are making their mark, writes Michael Lynch.
Michael Lynch To describe the focus on the Melbourne Cup by the Williams family as a magnificent obsession is to merely commit a magnificent understatement.
Michael Lynch TO DESCRIBE the Williams family's focus on the Melbourne Cup as a magnificent obsession would be a gross understatement.
Michael Lynch Lloyd Williams has spent a lifetime in pursuit of this holy, but ultimately attainable, grail.
Michael Lynch For years the critics have argued that the 2500 metres of the Victoria Derby is too far.