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 Robert Smerdon’s flying filly Anatina now considered a winning chance at 1200 metres.
Michael Lynch Expensive yearling comes from off the pace to show he will excel at longer distances.
Michael Lynch Robert Smerdon's flying filly Anatina has a long-term date with star Japanese stallion Deep Impact.
Michael Lynch David Hayes is hoping a host of promising youngsters can help propel him back to the top of the tree.
Michael Lynch You can't burn the candle at both ends - unless, perhaps, you have a superhorse. And good as she might be, John O'Shea's gallant group 1-winning mare Sea Siren is not a superhorse.
Michael Sharkie, Michael Lynch Australia's best chances of defending the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup rest squarely on the shoulders of an outstanding four-year-old crop and the country's other unbeaten mare,...
Michael Lynch Darley colt Safeguard just held on to his unbeaten record when he kicked off his three-year-old campaign with a nose win over David Hayes' luckless Fast 'n' Rocking in the 1100-metre Vain Stakes.
Chris Roots, Michael Lynch Mark Kavanagh may have the best horse in training in Atlantic Jewel but not many boxes away from the unbeaten mare at Flemington is Super Cool, which could be the sleeper of the spring.
Michael Lynch Fast 'n' Rocking and Prince Harada could be two of the best three-year-old colts we will see this spring. But making any clear judgment about their relative merits will have to wait for another day.
Michael Lynch Stocks Stakes nothing more than a track gallop for emerging superstar 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...
Michael Lynch On such a huge day for Gai Waterhouse, it should not have come as any shock that she should upset the Mark Kavanagh applecart in the Moonee Valley feature, the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes, with...
Michael Lynch In Atlantic Jewel, racing has a worthy contender to replace the great one.
Michael Lynch Classy three-year-old heads a formidable Victorian contingent heading to Adelaide.
Michael Lynch Black Caviar, the queen of Australian racing, has reinforced her status as a legend of the turf by landing the title of Australian Horse of the Year for the second season in succession.
Michael Lynch Jockey Glen Boss is almost hot enough to cause a spike in global temperatures.
Michael Lynch A tearful Peter Gelagotis hugged his son, Michael, his brother Manny and jockey Glen Boss as he fought back tears of joy and grief to welcome back Norman Robinson Stakes winner Hvasstan yesterday.
Michael Lynch Peter Gelagotis fights back tears of joy and grief to welcome back Norman Robinson Stakes winner.
Michael Lynch Newcastle trainer was once a frequent and successful visitor to Melbourne.
Michael Lynch, Moe Moe trainer Peter Gelagotis goes into this Saturday's Victoria Derby brimming with confidence after his contender Hvasstan produced what the trainer described as "top quality" work in his final...