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 The father-and-son team will soon finish at Darley and start on their own, writes Michael Lynch.
Michael Lynch Darren Weir has steadily climbed the training ranks over the past 15 years.
Michael Lynch The last few weeks have been good for jockey Ryan Maloney.
Michael Lynch Trainer will be looking to topple Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune.
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 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 She only set foot on the track three times during the last Australian racing season and has been retired for six months.
Michael Lynch In Atlantic Jewel, racing has a worthy contender to replace the great one.
Michael Lynch Jockeys have to keep an even closer eye on the scales than supermodels.
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 Michael Rodd and Mark Kavanagh are making their mark, writes Michael Lynch.
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.
Michael Lynch Globe-trotting jockey Kerrin McEvoy is making every post a winner.
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...
Michael Lynch It is remarkable how often winners of the VRC Oaks fail to figure as leaders of their generation.
Michael Lynch Heavyweight jockey book-ends the final day at Flemington with a winner in the first race and in the last.
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.
Michael Lynch Rider becomes first to win the Ballarat Cup three times in a row.
Michael Lynch Black Caviar will command the eyes and ears of the world on Saturday, writes Michael Lynch.