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.

Jockey Craig Williams to ride cup champ Dunaden

Craig Williams.

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...

Horse racing

Anatina earns a crack at Robert Sangster Stakes

Michael Lynch Robert Smerdon’s flying filly Anatina now considered a winning chance at 1200 metres.

Horse racing

Flying filly Anatina had a long-term date with a Japanese stallion

Craig Williams on Anatina

Michael Lynch Robert Smerdon's flying filly Anatina has a long-term date with star Japanese stallion Deep Impact.

Horse racing

Shamus Award takes out Australian Guineas

Craig Williams riding Shamus Award.

Michael Lynch Form is temporary, class is permanent. It's an old sporting adage that often is the case.

Hors Racing

Chase The Rainbow wins Carlyon Cup despite pre-race drama at Caulfield

Trainer Rick Hore-Lacy with Chase the Rainbow.

Michael Lynch Enforced change of plans for trainer Rick Hore-Lacy could not prevent trouble-plagued horse from winning.

Horse Racing

Shamus Award drifts in betting for Australian Guines

Michael Lynch When a three-year-old takes on his elders first up in Group 1 company and runs a respectably close third, he might be expected to tighten up in the market for a classic race against his own age group...

Horse Racing

Irish apprentice Oisin Murphy is off to ride in Dubai

Another winner: Oisin Murphy's Irish eyes are smiling.

Michael Lynch Irish apprentice hoping he can make as big a splash in Dubai as he has in Australia.

Horse Racing

Tourneur is back again in quest to reach the summit

Dom Tourneur.

Michael Lynch Twelve months ago Adelaide-based jockey Dom Tourneur was probably the most disappointed rider of the spring carnival.

Horseracing

Tourneur ready to wash out taste of 2012 with bumper spring campaign

Dom Tourneur

Michael Lynch A year ago, Adelaide jockey Dom Tourneur was probably the most disappointed rider of the spring carnival.

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.

Racing

Melham must cool heels as stewards continue crackdown

Ben Melham

Patrick Bartley, Michael Lynch Ben Melham has joined the growing list of top jockeys sidelined after he was outed by Racing Victoria stewards at the Geelong Cup meeting.

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History can't dampen O'Brien's enthusiasm

Danny O'Brien

Michael Lynch Records are meant to be broken. Three-year-olds have had an ordinary record in the Cox Plate in the past three decades, and no maiden has won the weight-for-age championship of Australasia.

Horse Racing

Internationals disappoint in Cox Plate

Side Glance.

Michael Lynch It wasn't quite the result that Racing Victoria's international recruiter Leigh Jordon was after, but it wasn't a complete disaster either.

Horseracing

International raiders fail to flatter but RV scout looks on the bright side

Leigh Jordon

Michael Lynch It wasn't quite the result that Racing Victoria's international recruiter Leigh Jordon was after, but it wasn't a complete disaster either.

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Horse Racing

Global storming as prizemoney turns into Euro cash

Hands and heels: Damien Oliver boots Fiorente (left) to victory in the 2013 Melbourne Cup.

Michael Lynch Foreigners again show the locals how it's done, writes Michael Lynch.

Horse Racing

No concern about Commanding Jewell's failure to place in the Carlyon Stakes

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24:  (L-R) Steven Arnold riding General Truce, Brett Prebble riding Golden Sunshine, Nicholas Hall riding Broken (winner) and Ben Melham riding Chosen to Fly in the 1Print.com.au Carlyon Stakes during Melbourne Racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on August 24, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch Trainer Leon Corstens will press on to the Let's Elope Stakes at Flemington in a fortnight's time with his heavily-hyped mare Commanding Jewell despite the four year old's failure to run a place in...

Horse racing

Miracles of Life can't keep the fairytale going

Miracles of Life

Michael Lynch Fairytale horse Miracles of Life fails to carry the dream in the Group 3 Champagne Stakes.

Horse racing

Samaready romps away with the Group One Moir Stakes

winner Samaready

Michael Lynch Mick Price topped and tailed the opening evening of the night racing season and scored in the headline event.

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.