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 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.
Michael Lynch In Australian racing, the fashion in recent times has been to favour younger jockeys. But the tide in Melbourne may be turning.
Michael Lynch Star jockey caps a memorable weekend with his first Scobie Breasley Medal.
Michael Lynch The market is often reckoned to be the best guide in two year old races.
Michael Lynch Moonee Valley promotes itself as a place where ''legends are made''. Equine legends come along occasionally.
Michael Lynch Moonee Valley promotes itself as the place where ''legends are made''.
Michael Lynch Three-year-old Shamus Award has made all the running to win the $3 million Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
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...
Michael Lynch Black Caviar's young half-brother All Too Hard bursts the bubble of hitherto unbeaten Pierro.
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...
Michael Lynch All Too Hard accelerates past Glass Harmonium and King Mufhasa in Futurity Stakes.
Michael Lynch A small interstate trainer, an unheralded young jockey and a pony-sized filly see off the blue bloods.
Michael Lynch and Patrick Bartley Sydney galloper on target for Australian Cup after giving Dwayne Dunn his second winner.
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...
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.
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.
Michael Lynch Black Caviar is the undisputed queen of the Australian turf.
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.