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 and Chris Roots Dream of putting on the style at Royal Ascot with Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente will have to wait.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente made a sensational return to racing with a last-gasp win in the group 2 Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday - a victory which could launch a globetrotting career...
Michael Lynch Melbourne Cup winner makes a sensational return to racing with a last-gasp win.
Adam Pengilly, Matt Jones, Michael Lynch There was high drama and then tragedy in the mounting yard at Caulfield on Saturday as three-year-old Kiss A Rose collapsed and died after running in the $120,000 W.J. Adams Stakes.
Michael Lynch Sometimes it takes a while to pay someone back. Jockey Michael Rodd knows this.
Michael Lynch On such a huge day for Gai Waterhouse, it should not have come as any shock that she should upset the Mark Kavanagh applecart in the Moonee Valley feature, the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes, with...
Michael Lynch Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune has the ideal impost - 54.5 kilograms, the race-day weight carried by the past three winners - to triumph in this year's 3200-metre stamina test after...
Michael Lynch Mick Price topped and tailed the opening evening of the night racing season and scored in the headline event.
Michael Lynch Queensland Oaks winner Quintessential is out of the Caulfield Cup, bringing an international hopeful closer to a start in the rich staying handicap.
Michael Lynch Cox Plate betting turned on its head after favourite's withdrawal.
Michael Lynch Cox Plate thrown into turmoil and trainer Mark Kavanagh left devastated after favourite scratched.
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.
Michael Lynch Whenever a Sydney trainer brings a horse to the Melbourne carnival it rarely escapes the market.
Michael Lynch Moonee Valley promotes itself as a place where ''legends are made''. Equine legends come along occasionally.
Michael Lynch When a Sydney trainer brings a horse to the Melbourne carnival, it rarely escapes the market, and NSW gallopers tend to find plenty of support on their forays south.
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 Peter Snowden's colt Paximadia is like most adolescents - fundamentally sound and decent - but with a tendency to sulk if they don't get their own way.
Michael Lynch The Irish champion changed the Cup, but he only just made it here.
Michael Lynch Top Sydney jockey loses his irons on the well-backed Opinion and finishes last.