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.

How to keep punters who see the stars


Michael Lynch Racing Victoria is looking at what happens when the spring carnival is over.

Nikolic case adjourned

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Patrick Bartley and Michael Lynch Jockey will have to wait until end of month to find out if his appeal is successful.

Integrity key to racing

Betting, standover tactics, treating horses to get them to perform better: it all sounds a bit like the Wild West out there, which is exactly the image racing, and its rulers, need to dispel.

Michael Lynch Having set the betting dog running, the stewards have no option but to pursue the quarry.

Horse Racing

Sport and drugs should never mix: end of story


Michael Lynch For all sport, drugs are a problem. For racing, they could become an existential one.

Horse Racing

RV hopes for spring clean-up

Generuc racing

Michael Lynch Racing Victoria knows it cannot afford another spring carnival like last year.

Racing welcomes the chance for a 'clean sport'

Michael Lynch Racing Victoria chief executive Rob Hines today called for the statutory authority to be given greater powers to weed out race fixers and wrong doers.

Horse Racing

Racing Victoria seeks more power

Rob Hines.

Michael Lynch Chief executive Rob Hines seeks greater powers to weed out race fixers and wrong doers.

Track comes under fire

Fleimngton races

Michael Lynch Two horses die at Flemington meeting, and two jockeys suffer falls.


Track gets blame for falls drama

Craig Newitt guides Dame Claire to victory in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes. He described the track as

Michael Lynch Two horses killed and leading apprentice taken to hospital after a fall.