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

John Sargent wins VRC Oaks with Kirramosa

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch When they have got a horse that's good enough the Kiwis can still do the business.


Stayers get stage to shine


Michael Lynch The VRC St Leger is tucked away towards the end of the season, bookended by the Australian and South Australian derbies.

Horse racing

David Hayes aims Zululand at Sydney after Sires Produce win

Stephen Baster riding Zululand.

Michael Lynch Expensive yearling comes from off the pace to show he will excel at longer distances.

Gold powers into Oaks contention

Arabian Gold

Michael Lynch White, grey sash and pink-striped sleeves are forever synonymous with Caulfield Cup day. They were the silks worn by the champion Might And Power when he blitzed the field with an all-the-way...

Avdulla plans happy homecoming with flying mare

Brenton Avdulla

Michael Lynch Two former Melburnians return on Friday night with one aim - to taste group 1 victory in their home town for the first time.

Demi more

Dear Demi, with Chris Munce aboard, finishes second to Side Glance in race five on Derby Day at Flemington.

Michael Lynch One old-fashioned Cup runner stands out from the crowd, writes Michael Lynch.

Horse Racing

Weir chases the dream of one win that keeps getting away

Mays Dream and Kirramosa

Michael Lynch Darren Weir has steadily climbed the training ranks over the past 15 years.

Horse racing

Popular sprinter and his comeback jockey are ready to shine again

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Buffering might not have the brilliance of Black Caviar, but the son of Mossman has charisma.

More ground must be found

Michael Lynch dinkus

Michael Lynch Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse always has plenty to say when it comes to racing. After a lifetime's experience in the industry, there are few people with a better all-round view of the sport, and...

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

Folding Gear zooms in

Big plans:  Folding Gear could be aimed at the Caufield Cup after winning at the track yesterday.

Michael Lynch Caulfield track specialist Folding Gear swoops late to land the Naturalism Stakes.

Horse Racing

Epaulette wins Guineas Prelude comfortably


Michael Lynch Pierro may be all the rage for the Caulfield Guineas and Cox Plate, but the horse who has come closest to beating Gai Waterhouse's boom colt, Epaulette, showed that he will be a rival to reckon with...

A solid Oaks is no sign of things to come


Michael Lynch It is remarkable how often winners of the VRC Oaks fail to figure as leaders of their generation.

Nikolic case adjourned

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Patrick Bartley and Michael Lynch Jockey will have to wait until end of month to find out if his appeal is successful.

Double has Arnold riding high in carnival

Eximious, ridden by Glen Boss, wins at Flemington.

Michael Lynch Heavyweight jockey book-ends the final day at Flemington with a winner in the first race and in the last.

Horse Racing

Jockey crashes to turf on Beltrois after Flemington win

Jockey Ryan Maloney riding Beltrois

Michael Lynch Jockey Ryan Maloney was taken to hospital for observation after he crashed to the turf following the fatal fall of his mount Beltrois, seconds after the pair had combined to score in the Red Tempo...

Horse Racing

Tragedy a step from triumph

Bad fall: Beltrois and jockey Ryan Maloney sprawl on the turf moments after winning at Flemington on Saturday.

Michael Lynch Jockey Ryan Maloney taken to hospital after falling, after his mount Beltrois had a toss.

Horse Racing

Jamieson's magic touch can extend to Oaks

Rick Jamieson.

Michael Lynch Rick Jamieson will always be remembered as the man who bred, then sold, Black Caviar.

Teak tough - so Oaks just right for Rick's filly

White shirt} Rick jamieson owner of this hors ethat is half brother to Black Caviar at The viewing of potential top class race horses at the Inglis yrads for the Australian Easter Yearling Sales in Sydney today.
Photography Brendan Esposito

Michael Lynch Rick Jamieson will forever be remembered throughout the racing world as the man who bred and then sold the great Black Caviar.

Horse Racing

Waller grabs another Group 1 as Sacred Falls wins Doncaster

Tommy Berry celebrates after winning the Doncaster aboard Sacred Falls.

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.