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.

Racing

Melham must cool heels as stewards continue crackdown

Patrick Bartley, Michael Lynch Ben Melham has joined the growing list of top jockeys sidelined after he was outed by Racing Victoria stewards at the Geelong Cup meeting.

Hors Racing

Chase The Rainbow wins Carlyon Cup despite pre-race drama at Caulfield

Trainer Rick Hore-Lacy with Chase the Rainbow.

Michael Lynch Enforced change of plans for trainer Rick Hore-Lacy could not prevent trouble-plagued horse from winning.

Horse Racing

Kiss A Rose collapses, dies after race at Caulfield

Trainer Peter Moody (right) and MRC vets help Kiss A Rose after she collapsed in the mounting yard at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday.

Michael Lynch Three-year-old filly Kiss A Rose collapsed and died after running in the $120,000 Robert Taranto WJ Adams Stakes.

Horse Racing

Tony Vasil subject of Racing Victoria probe

Trainer Tony Vasil.

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.

Horse Racing

Racing Victoria defends speed of BC3 Thoroughbreds investigation

Bill Vlahos.

Michael Lynch Organisation says it has accumulated more than one million pieces of information.

Horse racing

Queensland trainer Danny Bougoure to go home with fond memories

Longport Nash Rawiller.

Michael Lynch Two runners, two winners. The Flemington carnival could not have gone better for Danny Bougoure.

Horse Racing

Wynnes break drought

Electric Fusion

Michael Lynch It's the time of the year when the smaller stables get the chance to shine.

Horse Racing

Michael Rodd steers Vatican to win in Doveton Stakes at Caulfield races

All the way: Michael Rodd steers Vatican to the line in the Doveton Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Michael Lynch Sometimes it takes a while to pay someone back. Jockey Michael Rodd knows this.

Horse Racing

Irish stayer a cups hope

Aidan O Brien

Michael Lynch Could a four-runner race at an Irish evening meeting be a major pointer to Melbourne and Caulfield Cups?

Horse racing

Samaready romps away with the Group One Moir Stakes

winner Samaready

Michael Lynch Mick Price topped and tailed the opening evening of the night racing season and scored in the headline event.

Protest loss a blow to Williams' Cup plan

Placings reversed: Sea Moon (left) beats Araldo, but lost on protest.

Michael Lynch Horses can make fools of us all. They can even win - only to wind up losers.

Horseracing

Relegated, but Team Williams still over the Moon

Sea Moon

Michael Lynch Horses can make fools of us all. They can even win - only to wind up losers.

Horse Racing

Rider on the storm

Damien Oliver rides Showmya Miss in Geelong on September 13, the day he returned to racing.

Michael Lynch A disgraced jockey has returned in a rich vein of form, writes Michael Lynch.

Horse Racing

Overuse a major factor in deterioration of racecourse: report

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Michael Lynch Deterioration of course surface led to the abandonment of the fixture on July 17.

Horse Racing

Godolphin lines up a Royal bid for Cup

Godolphin stayer Royal Empire (right) holds off Red Cadeaux (left) to win the Freer Stakes at Newbury.

Michael Lynch Godolphin has yet to win the Melbourne Cup, but its hopes for 2013 success have been boosted.

Horse Racing

First 'Scobie' caps big weekend for Rodd

Michael Rodd

Michael Lynch Star jockey caps a memorable weekend with his first Scobie Breasley Medal.

Royal Descent's on the rise after stunning Oaks display

SPORT 20.4.13 Horse Racing at Randwick
 Race 7 winner Royal Descent by Nash Rawiller
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Michael Lynch Anything you can do I can do better. That might have been the message from Chris Waller's crack filly Royal Descent to last week's Australian Derby winner It's A Dundeel after she spreadeagled the...

Gai bowls over the 'bool

Gai Waterhouse in Warrnnambool

Michael Lynch Flamboyant trainer Gai Waterhouse entertains a capacity crowd of Warrnambool women at the first day of the famous country racing carnival, putting the More Joyous affair behind her.

Horseracing

Gai keeps up appearances

Gai Waterhouse

Michael Lynch Waterhouse watchers had a field day at Warrnambool on Tuesday as the first lady of racing, who is at the centre of a he-said, she-said storm with prominent owner John Singleton, entertained a...

Horse Racing

Sport and drugs should never mix: end of story

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Michael Lynch For all sport, drugs are a problem. For racing, they could become an existential one.