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

Paul and Peter Snowden are chasing a dream farewell from the Darley racing operation

Michael Lynch The father-and-son team will soon finish at Darley and start on their own, writes Michael Lynch.


Super Cool a hot prospect ready to come out of shadows

Mark Kavanagh

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.

Horse Racing

Atantic Jewel stretches winning streak to nine

Atlantic Jewel

Michael Lynch Stocks Stakes nothing more than a track gallop for emerging superstar Atlantic Jewel.


Jewel puts trainer on cloud nine

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...

Horse Racing

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

Black Caviar.

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

Kav's girl ups stakes as next Black Caviar

Top flight: Michael Rodd lets Atlantic Jewel stride away.

Michael Lynch In Atlantic Jewel, racing has a worthy contender to replace the great one.

Horse Racing

Raise weights to give hoops a chance to shine

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Jockeys have to keep an even closer eye on the scales than supermodels.

Horse Racing

Weir chases the dream of one win that keeps getting away

Mays Dream and Kirramosa

Michael Lynch Darren Weir has steadily climbed the training ranks over the past 15 years.

Horse Racing

Maloney's career taking flight

Ryan Maloney salutes Sertorius' Zipping Classic win.

Michael Lynch The last few weeks have been good for jockey Ryan Maloney.

Moonee Valley Wrap

Boss springs into action with a treble

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 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

Rodd and Kav - a double act making every post a winner

Mark Kavanagh, Michael Rodd

Michael Lynch Michael Rodd and Mark Kavanagh are making their mark, writes Michael Lynch.

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.

McEvoy riding high on home ground

Winning smile: Kerrin McEvoy returns to scale after winning the Herbert Power Stakes on import Shahwardi last weekend.

Michael Lynch Globe-trotting jockey Kerrin McEvoy is making every post a winner.

Le Braveheart

Craig Williams on Dunaden.

Michael Lynch The best horse in the race - the original topweight, Dunaden - stormed to victory ridden by the jockey many would argue is Australia's best claimant to being counted as one of the world's best, Craig...

A solid Oaks is no sign of things to come


Michael Lynch It is remarkable how often winners of the VRC Oaks fail to figure as leaders of their generation.

Double has Arnold riding high in carnival

Eximious, ridden by Glen Boss, wins at Flemington.

Michael Lynch Heavyweight jockey book-ends the final day at Flemington with a winner in the first race and in the last.

Horse Racing

'Right decision' to keep Oliver on Cup favourite: owner


Michael Lynch, Andrew Eddy and Nick McKenzie The owner of the Melbourne Cup favourite Americain, Gerry Ryan, learned yesterday afternoon that the betting storm over his big-race rider Damien Oliver was set to break.


Rawiller in treble heaven on Diamond

Jockey Brad Rawiller riding Commanding Time to win the Programmed Property Services handicap at Moonee Valley.24th November 2012, THE AGE.Picture by Mal Fairclough

Michael Lynch Rider becomes first to win the Ballarat Cup three times in a row.

Michael Lynch

Moody's wish is a farewell fit for a queen

Trainer Peter Moody with Black Caviar

Michael Lynch Black Caviar will command the eyes and ears of the world on Saturday, writes Michael Lynch.

Wonder mare's farewell tour one all sports fans should savour

Black Caviar

Michael Lynch LIKE a diva returning to the centre stage, Black Caviar will command the eyes and ears of sports fans on Saturday afternoon when she resumes from the longest spell of her career in the race named...