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 Sometimes a winner doesn't always pass the post first.
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.
Michael Lynch Champion steeplechaser has his colours lowered over fences for the first time in an exciting Australian Steeplechase.
Michael Lynch Weight will stop a train, and it proved the one opponent champion steeplechaser Bashboy could not overcome on Wednesday.
Michael Lynch Champion trainer Peter Moody is so often the punters' pal, but on Saturday he played the role of party-pooper.
Michael Lynch Champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller's golden touch glitters brightly in Melbourne.
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...
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...
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.
Michael Lynch Cranbourne trainer Robbie Griffiths and regular rider Ryan Maloney do it again.
Michael Lynch Victoria's Thoroughbred Racing Awards night has as much capacity for intrigue and surprise as the Brownlows.
Michael Lynch Men behind Black Caviar and the mare herself dominate Victorian awards.
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.
Michael Lynch Caulfield track specialist Folding Gear swoops late to land the Naturalism Stakes.
Michael Lynch Globe-trotting jockey Kerrin McEvoy is making every post a winner.
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.
Michael Lynch He sounds like an Irishman, having spent almost half his life in county Kildare.
Michael Lynch Three-day Warrnambool carnival kicks off today with three jumps races.
Michael Lynch Australia's leading jumps rider steers home two more winners at Mornington,