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 Champion jockey Craig Williams looks to have an embarrassment of Cups riches heading into the Melbourne Spring, with horses such as last year's Caulfield Cup heroine Southern Star and strongly...
Michael Lynch No New Zealand-trained two-year-old has ever won the Golden Slipper.
Michael Lynch Avoid Lightning could add to the recent South Australian group one tally in Melbourne if she contests the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield later this month.
Michael Lynch There was nothing cheesy about Ross Pecora's grin as the Cranbourne hobby trainer proudly welcomed in his first ever city winner, the $9 chance Winta Chiller, on Saturday afternoon at Caulfield.
Michael Lynch South Australian gallopers have punched above their weight on more than a few occasions.
Michael Lynch For a jockey there's never a better way to return to action than with a winner, and Craig Williams delivered in style on his first mount back in Melbourne after a two-month break riding in Japan and...
Michael Lynch Most top trainers will say they oversee the transition of their leading apprentices from boyhood to manhood.
Michael Lynch Most top trainers will say they oversee the transition of their leading apprentices from teenager to adulthood as the young riders blossom and become the leading jockeys of their generation.
Michael Lynch It's rare for the leading jockeys not to be chasing the dollars all over Australia and further afield.
Michael Lynch Black Caviar has created history by becoming the first non-human to win the Victorian Racing Media Association Personality of the Year Award.
Michael Lynch Sydney filly stamps herself a stayer of promise, storming to victory in the Oaks.
Michael Lynch Highlights from a great day's racing at Sandown, with big fields and close results delivering an apt finale to the spring carnival.
Michael Lynch The best horse in the race - the original topweight, Dunaden - stormed to victory ridden by the jockey many would argue is Australia's best claimant to being counted as one of the world's best, Craig...
Michael Lynch A year ago tomorrow, star jockey Glen Boss lay distraught on the Flemington turf.
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.