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 Queensland champion Buffering has handed Lankan Rupee his second straight defeat at Moonee Valley, beating him in the Group One Moir Stakes.
Michael Lynch Injured sprinter Lankan Rupee will go into the Manikato Stakes on Cox Plate eve without another run.
Michael Lynch Jockey of the moment Tommy Berry added the Doncaster Mile to his Golden Slipper triumph when he brought home outsider Sacred Falls to victory in the $2 million Randwick classic on Saturday afternoon.
Michael Lynch What you see is what you get – and when you see a lightly raced three-year-old explode away from his rivals to score an easy win in one of the best credentialed Caulfield Guineas trials, then...
Michael Lynch With the footy run and won, in Victoria, at least, and the cricket yet to come, now is racing's time in the sun.
Michael Lynch Gai Waterhouse is in danger of being investigated by the ACCC, such is her recent monopoly of the Group 2 Stutt Stakes at Moonee Valley, one of the key trials for the Caulfield Guineas and the Cox...
Michael Lynch The VRC St Leger is tucked away towards the end of the season, bookended by the Australian and South Australian derbies.
Michael Lynch Cranbourne horseman Robbie Griffiths has been training for more than 20 years but has yet to land a group 1.
Michael Lynch Training horses to produce their best on raceday is only one part of a trainer's job description.
Michael Lynch In Australian racing, the fashion in recent times has been to favour younger jockeys. But the tide in Melbourne may be turning.
Michael Lynch The Mark Viduka Stadium at Somers Street, Sunshine, is synonymous with class performers on a football field, none more so than the former Melbourne Knights and Socceroos star for whom it is named.
Michael Lynch Cranbourne trainer Robbie Griffiths and regular rider Ryan Maloney do it again.
Michael Lynch Trainer Tony Vasil the subject of a Racing Victoria stewards probe after he allegedly assaulted a partially-sighted stablehand at the Caulfield racecourse on Friday.
Adam Pengilly, Matt Jones, Michael Lynch There was high drama and then tragedy in the mounting yard at Caulfield on Saturday as three-year-old Kiss A Rose collapsed and died after running in the $120,000 W.J. Adams Stakes.
Michael Lynch Irish apprentice hoping he can make as big a splash in Dubai as he has in Australia.
Michael Lynch The Orr Stakes is the first chance to see how the stars of the spring have fared after a spell.
Michael Lynch Victoria Derby form stands up in the group 2 Autumn Classic at Caulfield.
Michael Lynch Tough, honest, more-than-useful sprinter has shrugged off his relatively humble origins.
Michael Lynch When a three-year-old takes on his elders first up in Group 1 company and runs a respectably close third, he might be expected to tighten up in the market for a classic race against his own age group...
Michael Lynch and Patrick Bartley Bid to woo top jockeys to Caulfield for Saturday's blockbuster meeting met with indifference.