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.

Horse Racing

Gotta Take Care looking the goods for Warrnambool

Michael Lynch Gotta Take Care's 67th race start in the biggest hurdle of the Warrnambool carnival could stamp him as the best dual-purpose horse in the country.

Age shall not weary them: senior jockeys still among the best in the business

Glen Boss.

Michael Lynch In Australian racing, the fashion in recent times has been to favour younger jockeys. But the tide in Melbourne may be turning.

Horse Racing

Moonlight Hussler prevails in Debutant Stakes

Moonlight Hussler

Michael Lynch The market is often reckoned to be the best guide in two year old races.

Cox Plate: Legends are made as Chad Schofield wins on Shamus Award

Chad  Schofield

Michael Lynch Moonee Valley promotes itself as a place where ''legends are made''. Equine legends come along occasionally.

Horse Racing

Shamus grabs piece of history

Shamus Award gets a pat from his owners.

Michael Lynch Moonee Valley promotes itself as the place where ''legends are made''.

Shamus Award in Cox Plate boilover

Chad Schofield riding Shamus Award celebrates winning the Sportingbet Cox Plate during Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Michael Lynch Three-year-old Shamus Award has made all the running to win the $3 million Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Maluckyday has eyes on the main prize

Maluckyday has endured setback after setback, forcing him to miss carnival after carnival.

Michael Lynch With overseas raiders dominating the order of entry and betting for the Melbourne Cup, Australia could certainly do with a home grown standard-bearer - even if he is a recovered crock who has battled...

No joy for Gai ... just a hard day at the office


Michael Lynch Black Caviar's young half-brother All Too Hard bursts the bubble of hitherto unbeaten Pierro.

All Too Hard looks a snip at $20m-plus after super display


Michael Lynch NEIL WERRETT is surely the man with the Midas touch. Not only is he the managing part-owner of wonder mare Black Caviar but he is also part of the ownership group that bought her exciting...

All too easy for Werrett

All Too Hard

Michael Lynch All Too Hard accelerates past Glass Harmonium and King Mufhasa in Futurity Stakes.

A trainer's faith, a jockey's courage, and a dream fulfilled

All too easy: Part-owner Neil Werrett with All Too Hard after  the Futurity Stakes.

Michael Lynch A small interstate trainer, an unheralded young jockey and a pony-sized filly see off the blue bloods.

Waller believes Foreteller can make the cup grade


Michael Lynch and Patrick Bartley Sydney galloper on target for Australian Cup after giving Dwayne Dunn his second winner.

Horse Racing

Australian Cup shaping as fascinating contest


Michael Lynch With a dearth of proven weight for age stars targetting the Australian Cup the entry list for this prestigious race on Saturday week more resembles a middle distance Group One handicap than a set...

Jet Away has Hayes dreaming of spring

David Hayes

Michael Lynch David Hayes had a sense of deja vu when Jet Away built on the huge impression he made winning his Australian debut at Bendigo by following up in the group 3 Easter Cup at Caulfield.

Horse Racing

First 'Scobie' caps big weekend for Rodd

Michael Rodd

Michael Lynch Star jockey caps a memorable weekend with his first Scobie Breasley Medal.

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.

Horse Racing

Caviar races to top award

Luke Nolen storms home aboard Black Caviar in the Lightning Stakes.

Michael Lynch Men behind Black Caviar and the mare herself dominate Victorian awards.

Looking easy for All Too Hard

All Too Hard

Michael Lynch Black Caviar is the undisputed queen of the Australian turf.

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.