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 Top jumper Black and Bent sets a new Australian record for consecutive wins over hurdles.
Michael Lynch Star hurdler Black and Bent will have to wait until Wednesday to try to set an Australian record of 10 wins in a row over jumps after Sunday's Mornington card was abandoned due to overnight rain.
Michael Lynch If Shamexpress can score at the royal meeting, rivals have no grounds for suspicion.
Michael Lynch It's a long way from Warrnambool in May to a group 1 race in the Melbourne spring, but progressive stayer Banca Mo is likely to be set for a tilt at the Caulfield Cup after his impressive victory in...
Michael Lynch Banna Strand, the horse that jumped into the crowd at Warrnambool two years ago, wins Australia's most iconic steeplechase, the 5,500 metre Grand Annual, in a thrilling finish.
Michael Lynch Classy three-year-old heads a formidable Victorian contingent heading to Adelaide.
Michael Lynch Strawberry Boy looks to have a big future, in Brisbane, Melbourne, or both.
Michael Lynch Prince of Penzance made plenty of trouble for himself during Saturday's run.
Michael Lynch For all sport, drugs are a problem. For racing, they could become an existential one.
Michael Lynch When a young trainer is setting up in business, he needs a headline horse to make his name.
Michael Lynch, Warnambool Brungle Cry, the impressive winner of the $100,000 Galleywood Hurdle at Warrnambool on Wednesday will now chase a $300,000 Melbourne Racing Club bonus through the winter as he tries to add several...
Michael Lynch But will Mitchell Langerak be stuck on the bench?
Michael Lynch Racing's chief vet estimates about 40 per cent of trainers use steroids on their horses.
Michael Lynch Brungle Cry will chase a $300,000 Melbourne Racing Club bonus as he tries to add several more feature jumping races to his CV.
Michael Lynch On an overcast Melbourne day the horse that lit up racing and became a national icon took her final bow as she has spent much of her public life - before a battery of camera crews, photographers and...
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 Rick Jamieson will forever be remembered throughout the racing world as the man who bred and then sold the great Black Caviar.
Michael Lynch After grand final success, clubs can find it hard to retain players.
Michael Lynch THE conventional wisdom about grand final winners finding it difficult to back up is that once successful, they become the hunted not the hunter.
Michael Lynch Records are meant to be broken, and conventions are there to be defied.