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 Records are meant to be broken, and conventions are there to be defied.
Michael Lynch RECORDS are meant to be broken, and conventions are there to be defied.
Michael Lynch Great champions shouldn't be compared. They should be enjoyed and appreciated.
Michael Lynch When Makybe Diva won her third Melbourne Cup, Flemington racecaller Greg Miles declared as she crossed the line: ''A champion becomes a legend.''
Michael Lynch She came, she saw and she conquered Sydney - for the second time in her career.
Michael Lynch Black Caviar may well be the best of all time, although different styles, training methods and even the way horses are fed and treated make it difficult to compare her with champions of different...
Michael Lynch Star three-year-old enters elite company by defeating a field of proven older horses.
Michael Lynch Crowd of 27,000 turned up to welcome Black Caviar back and 340,000 watched on TV.
Pat Bartley, Michael Lynch AUSTRALIA'S greatest sprinter Black Caviar will be inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame this week while still racing - a feat even Makybe Diva could not achieve.
Michael Lynch Black Caviar scaled fresh heights by being inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.
Michael Lynch WONDER mare Black Caviar continues to break new ground and on Thursday night she scaled fresh heights by being inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame while still an active competitor.
Michael Lynch Former champion Darwin trainer Stephen Brown has felt right at home in Melbourne's heat.
Michael Lynch Glen Boss has ticked almost all the boxes in a career in the saddle that began in the mid-1980s in country Queensland when he landed his first winner as a teenager at Gympie.
Michael Lynch Once considered a racing backwater, Hong Kong has hit its straps.
Michael Lynch Buying overseas is paying off for Chris Waller.
Michael Lynch So who needs exotic foreigners when you can have a charismatic Kiwi?
Michael Lynch From this side of the border, racing in South Australia hardly looks to be in robust health.
Moonee Valley Wrap
Michael Lynch On the big days it's the big players who so often rise to the top. And where jockeys are concerned there are fewer big-time players than Glen Boss.
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 Victoria's Thoroughbred Racing Awards night has as much capacity for intrigue and surprise as the Brownlows.