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 Sometimes a winner doesn't always pass the post first.
Michael Lynch The father-and-son team will soon finish at Darley and start on their own, writes Michael Lynch.
Michael Lynch Turnbull Stakes Day traditionally regarded as crucial meeting for Cups and Cox Plate contenders.
Michael Lynch Three-year-old Shamus Award has made all the running to win the $3 million Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
Michael Lynch For punters, classic races – in theory – should be the easiest to sort out. But there is one race that quite often proves the exception - the Victoria Derby.
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...
Michael Lynch When they have got a horse that's good enough the Kiwis can still do the business.
Michael Lynch Victoria's bid to boost the status of staying races in this country could get a further fillip.
Michael Lynch He's Sydney's premier trainer and he has made an enormous impact on Australian racing since leaving New Zealand for his first hit-and-run raid Down Under 14 years ago.
Michael Lynch Buying overseas is paying off for Chris Waller.
Michael Lynch Avoid Lightning could add to the recent South Australian group one tally in Melbourne if she contests the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield later this month.
Michael Lynch South Australian gallopers have punched above their weight on more than a few occasions.
Michael Lynch NEIL WERRETT is surely the man with the Midas touch. Not only is he the managing part-owner of wonder mare Black Caviar but he is also part of the ownership group that bought her exciting...
Michael Lynch Bid to increase acceptors per race and encourage owners and trainers to race their horses more.
Michael Lynch On a grey overcast Melbourne day, the horse that has lit up racing and become a national icon took her final bow.
Michael Lynch The biggest story in racing is not the scintillating return to the track by Black Caviar's half-brother All Too Hard on Saturday, but the mounting-yard row between John Singleton and Gai...
Michael Lynch The really important racing story is being played out on the other side of the world.
Michael Lynch If Shamexpress can score at the royal meeting, rivals have no grounds for suspicion.
Michael Lynch Majority of owner's bloodstock interests will be sold at Magic Millions complex.
Michael Lynch Black Caviar is the undisputed queen of the Australian turf.