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 When they have got a horse that's good enough the Kiwis can still do the business.
Michael Lynch Expensive yearling comes from off the pace to show he will excel at longer distances.
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 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...
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.
Michael Lynch One old-fashioned Cup runner stands out from the crowd, writes Michael Lynch.
Michael Lynch Darren Weir has steadily climbed the training ranks over the past 15 years.
Michael Lynch Buffering might not have the brilliance of Black Caviar, but the son of Mossman has charisma.
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...
Michael Lynch With six booked rides, Nash Rawiller might find that virtue brings further rewards.
Michael Lynch Caulfield track specialist Folding Gear swoops late to land the Naturalism Stakes.
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...
Michael Lynch It is remarkable how often winners of the VRC Oaks fail to figure as leaders of their generation.
Patrick Bartley and Michael Lynch Jockey will have to wait until end of month to find out if his appeal is successful.
Michael Lynch Heavyweight jockey book-ends the final day at Flemington with a winner in the first race and in the last.
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...
Michael Lynch Jockey Ryan Maloney taken to hospital after falling, after his mount Beltrois had a toss.
Michael Lynch Rick Jamieson will always be remembered as the man who bred, then sold, Black Caviar.
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 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.