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.


Wells heads off Bashboy's historic steeplechase bid

Michael Lynch Sometimes a winner doesn't always pass the post first. 

Mr O'Ceirin boosts trainer and seals his place in Caulfield Cup

Michael Lynch Young trainer Ciaron Maher's star has been on a gradual upward curve for the past half-dozen years - and his career could get a massive boost over the next month through the exploits of a galloper...

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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.

Horse Racing

Girl In Flight makes it three wins from three starts

Ryan Maloney riding Girl in Flight

Michael Lynch Cranbourne trainer Robbie Griffiths and regular rider Ryan Maloney do it again.

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.

McEvoy riding high on home ground

Winning smile: Kerrin McEvoy returns to scale after winning the Herbert Power Stakes on import Shahwardi last weekend.

Michael Lynch Globe-trotting jockey Kerrin McEvoy is making every post a winner.

Horse Racing

Wells stamps jump qualities


Michael Lynch Kathryn Durden-trained Wells stakes his claim at Bendigo to be one of the next generation of hurdlers to challenge established stars such as Black And Bent.

Horse Racing

Cully hopes Irish eyes are smiling

Tall order: Richard Cully will ride Man Of Class in Saturday's Australian Steeple.

Michael Lynch He sounds like an Irishman, having spent almost half his life in county Kildare.

Safeguard makes it three in a row

Michael Lynch Darley colt Safeguard just held on to his unbeaten record when he kicked off his three-year-old campaign with a nose win over David Hayes' luckless Fast 'n' Rocking in the 1100-metre Vain Stakes.

Horse racing

Bashboy beaten by weight

(L-R) Shane Jackson riding Zaman (2), Richard Eynon riding Riviera Star, Brad McLean riding Maythehorsebemagic and Steven Pateman riding Bashboy (r)

Michael Lynch Champion steeplechaser has his colours lowered over fences for the first time in an exciting Australian Steeplechase.

Horse racing

Magic shines to get jump on Bashboy

Michael Lynch Weight will stop a train, and it proved the one opponent champion steeplechaser Bashboy could not overcome on Wednesday.

Moody imports storm to victory as punters get a rough deal

Michael Lynch Champion trainer Peter Moody is so often the punters' pal, but on Saturday he played the role of party-pooper.

Horse Racing

Waller's telling blow


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


Foreteller springs a surprise


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

Stars align for night of nights

Contender: Black Caviar with Luke Nolen in the saddle.

Michael Lynch Victoria's Thoroughbred Racing Awards night has as much capacity for intrigue and surprise as the Brownlows.

Horse Racing

Caviar races to top award

Luke Nolen storms home aboard Black Caviar in the Lightning Stakes.

Michael Lynch Men behind Black Caviar and the mare herself dominate Victorian awards.


Black Caviar easily makes it a double

Black Caviar

Michael Lynch Black Caviar, the queen of Australian racing, has reinforced her status as a legend of the turf by landing the title of Australian Horse of the Year for the second season in succession.

Horse Racing

Jumps ready for take-off at the 'Bool

Pride on the line: Black And Bent, left, seeks to improve on his imposing record.

Michael Lynch Three-day Warrnambool carnival kicks off today with three jumps races.

The Pateman show is rolling on at the double

Steven Pateman

Michael Lynch Australia's leading jumps rider steers home two more winners at Mornington,