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 If Shamexpress can score at the royal meeting, rivals have no grounds for suspicion.
Michael Lynch Australian trainers planning to raid Royal Ascot might have to brace themselves for a grilling.
Michael Lynch and Mike Hedge Anything Black Caviar does takes pride of place where news of the sport is concerned.
Michael Lynch, Mike Hedge Such is her dominance of the Australian racing scene that anything Black Caviar does – or is merely connected with – takes pride of place where news of the sport is concerned, her every move or the...
Michael Lynch Danny O'Brien has notched up 11 metropolitan winners at the halfway point of the season.
Michael Lynch IT IS unclear how many horses Black Caviar will encounter when she steps out onto a racecourse for the first time in almost eight months in the race which now bears her name, the Black Caviar...
Michael Lynch The ''queen of the turf'' will appear before her awestruck subjects at Flemington on Saturday.
Michael Lynch Former champion Darwin trainer Stephen Brown has felt right at home in Melbourne's heat.
Michael Lynch Usually it's a Saturday feast, with punters spoilt for choiCe as they try to sort out good-sized fields and find some juicy odds in the big races. But sometimes it's a famine.
Michael Lynch Jockey Ryan Maloney was taken to hospital for observation after he crashed to the turf following the fatal fall of his mount Beltrois, seconds after the pair had combined to score in the Red Tempo...
Michael Lynch Jockey Ryan Maloney taken to hospital after falling, after his mount Beltrois had a toss.
Patrick Bartley and Michael Lynch Jockey will have to wait until end of month to find out if his appeal is successful.
Michael Lynch Simon O'Donnell, Terry Henderson and the OTI horse-racing syndicate know exactly how Tantalus felt.
Michael Lynch At this time of year most of Victoria's top jockeys head to Sydney, then Brisbane for the Queensland winter carnival, before taking a break in June or July as the Melbourne spring carnival looms.
Michael Lynch The bubble might have burst for Black Caviar's half-brother All Too Hard yesterday.
Michael Lynch Wales defies inexperience and survives protest to win Redoute's Choice Stakes.
Michael Lynch Two horses die at Flemington meeting, and two jockeys suffer falls.
Michael Lynch Two horses killed and leading apprentice taken to hospital after a fall.
Michael Lynch Top trainer says he and other entitled to use social media to make their views known.