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

Vase puts Savvy Nature on track for Derby

Michael Lynch Savvy Nature posts the best win of his career, landing the group 2 Mitchelton Vase.

Horse Racing

Don't mess with the Derby

Victoria Derby Day 2012

Michael Lynch Here are some eternal truths about the Melbourne Spring carnival: the weather will be changeable; the Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate will be labelled "the worst ever"; the Melbourne Cup will be...

Horse racing

No cup glory, but Rawiller's cup still full

Nash Rawiller

Michael Lynch With six booked rides, Nash Rawiller might find that virtue brings further rewards.

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.

How to keep punters who see the stars


Michael Lynch Racing Victoria is looking at what happens when the spring carnival is over.

Horse Racing

Frenchman cuts stylish figure on Australian tracks

Alain de Royer Dupre

Michael Lynch Some trainers run horses only where they can win, then there's Alain de Royer Dupre.

Horse Racing

It's taken a while, but Hayes up and running

Turning the corner: Trainer David Hayes.

Michael Lynch Former premiership-winning trainer David Hayes believes he could be turning the corner after winning races at Caulfield and Flemington.

Horse Racing

Classic final day for spring carnival

Tanby, ridden by Nic Hall.

Michael Lynch Highlights from a great day's racing at Sandown, with big fields and close results delivering an apt finale to the spring carnival.

Horse Racing

Imports can continue spring staying dominance

Ibicenco is one of the imported horses in the Sandown Cup.

Michael Lynch Sandown Cup in some ways resembles what the Melbourne Cup used to look like.

Horse Racing

Derby types hoping to go the distance

Fiveandahalfstar has finished second thrice in Melbourne, including in the Australian Cup, as he runs himself into fitness for Sydney.

Michael Lynch For years the critics have argued that the 2500 metres of the Victoria Derby is too far.


Cup burden rests with the French

Cup sup: French trainer Mikel Delzangles and strapper Alexis Archard with Dunaden last year.

Michael Lynch Americain and Dunaden will have to achieve their own French revolution at Flemington in the Melbourne Cup if either are to go down in the history books as the first European-trained horse to win the...