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.

Chris Waller dominates Oaks day with treble

Chris Waller

Michael Lynch The Chris Waller juggernaut is threatening to extend its Sydney dominance across the border. Waller has set all sorts of records in NSW in recent years and has laid down the gauntlet to Victorian...

Horse racing

Chris Waller lands Oaks day treble

Dash for cash

Michael Lynch The Chris Waller juggernaut has levelled almost all opposition in Sydney.

Sydney trainer Chris Waller's Melbourne challenge

Michael Lynch CHRIS Waller winning the metropolitan Melbourne trainers premiership?

Horse Racing

Not Listenin'tome has Hawkes stable in raptures after Zeditave Stakes

Michael Lynch Lightly raced colt outclasses field of decent three-year-old sprinters in the Zeditave Stakes (1200 metres).

Racing

Heat not to blame for death of filly Kiss A Rose at Caulfield, says vet

Black Caviar Trainer Peter Moody Donna Fisher watches the  champion racehorse as it was led  from its stables at Caulfied today. Age News Pic taken by John Woudstra June 5 2012

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.

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Horse Racing

Atlantic Jewel had galloped beautifully before breaking down

Michael Rodd riding Atlantic Jewel.

Michael Lynch Cox Plate betting turned on its head after favourite's withdrawal.

Horse Racing

Plate up for grabs as ace ruled out

Craig Newitt rides Foreteller (left) and Leith Innes rides Sacred Falls in a gallop at Breakfast with the Stars at Moonee Valley on Tuesday.

Michael Lynch Cox Plate thrown into turmoil and trainer Mark Kavanagh left devastated after favourite scratched.

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.

Horse Racing

Rawiller salutes after a torrid test

Nash Rawiller on Opinion.

Michael Lynch Top Sydney jockey loses his irons on the well-backed Opinion and finishes last.

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.

Horse racing

Wez Hunter continues his great run at Flemington

Bel Thor

Michael Lynch Robbie Laing's says his Victoria Derby win could not have come at a better time.

Horse Racing

Boban lives up to champion namesake with Emirates Stakes win

Boban

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.

Racing

Boban proves himself a champ of track and field

The Sunday Age Sport
9th November 2013
Picture by Wayne Taylor
Emirates Stakes Day at Flemington.
Race 7 Emirates Stakes winner Boban (purple)ridden by Glyn Schofield.
Jockey Glyn Schofield with trainer Chris Waller.

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.

Horse Racing

Waller's telling blow

Foreteller

Michael Lynch Champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller's golden touch glitters brightly in Melbourne.

Horse Racing

Puissance odds narrow

Gerry Ryan, owner of Puissance de Lune, has a word with jockey Glen Boss after the horse finished second in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

Michael Lynch Despite defeat, bookmakers tighten Puissance De Lune's price as Melbourne Cup favourite.

Horseracing

Foreteller springs a surprise

Foreteller

Michael Lynch Champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller's golden touch glitters as brightly in Melbourne as it does in his home city - and blowout galloper Foreteller, which upset Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De...

Horse Racing

Weight just right for Cup favourite

Cup bound: Jockey Glen Boss is all smiles as Puissance de Lune wins at Flemington.

Michael Lynch Puissance De Lune given ideal impost to win this year's 3200 metre staying test.

Horseracing

Boss weighs up hopes and can't help smiling

Michael Lynch Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune has the ideal impost - 54.5 kilograms, the race-day weight carried by the past three winners - to triumph in this year's 3200-metre stamina test after...

Horse Racing

Black Caviar chalks up award hat-trick as nation's best

Black Caviar.

Michael Lynch She only set foot on the track three times during the last Australian racing season and has been retired for six months.

Horse racing

Forgotten Voice closer to Caulfield Cup start

Forgotten Voice.

Michael Lynch Queensland Oaks winner Quintessential is out of the Caulfield Cup, bringing an international hopeful closer to a start in the rich staying handicap.