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 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 Black Caviar will command the eyes and ears of the world on Saturday, writes Michael Lynch.
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...
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 If Black Caviar hadn't exhausted every superlative in the racing lexicon before her comeback, she surely did so this time.
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 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 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'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 Michael Rodd and Mark Kavanagh are making their mark, writes Michael Lynch.
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 Does a horse have to be a freak to put together an extraordinary streak? Yes and no.
Michael Lynch New challenge, same old result for Black Caviar, writes Michael Lynch.
Michael Lynch Black Caviar is the undisputed queen of the Australian turf.
Michael Lynch Australia's leading jumps rider steers home two more winners at Mornington,