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 There's nothing like going out undefeated at the top to preserve your legend and status as an immortal, and Black Caviar has certainly done that after official world thoroughbred rankings released...
Michael Lynch There's nothing like going out undefeated to preserve your legend and status as an immortal.
Michael Lynch Strawberry Boy looks to have a big future, in Brisbane, Melbourne, or both.
Michael Lynch For all sport, drugs are a problem. For racing, they could become an existential one.
Michael Lynch and Chris Roots Like Jim Pike and Phar Lap, Luke Nolen, the rider who partnered Black Caviar to 22 of her 25 successes, will forever be associated with the great mare.
Michael Lynch Jockey of the moment Tommy Berry added the Doncaster Mile to his Golden Slipper triumph when he brought home outsider Sacred Falls to victory in the $2 million Randwick classic on Saturday afternoon.
Michael Lynch The biggest story in racing is not the scintillating return to the track by Black Caviar's half-brother All Too Hard on Saturday, but the mounting-yard row between John Singleton and Gai...
Michael Lynch The really important racing story is being played out on the other side of the world.
Michael Lynch Waterhouse watchers had a field day at Warrnambool on Tuesday as the first lady of racing, who is at the centre of a he-said, she-said storm with prominent owner John Singleton, entertained a...
Michael Lynch No New Zealand-trained two-year-old has ever won the Golden Slipper.
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 Gai Waterhouse's brilliant Golden Slipper winner Overreach looked unbeatable as she went for the second leg of the two-year-olds' triple crown in the group 1 Sires' Produce Stakes, and punters who...
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 IN THE old days, jockeys regularly copped sprays from disgruntled punters.
Michael Lynch Sandown Cup in some ways resembles what the Melbourne Cup used to look like.
Michael Lynch Reputation of Lexus Stakes as a tip-top form reference for the Melbourne Cup boosted.
Michael Lynch ONE man's misfortune is another man's opportunity.
Michael Lynch Luke Nolen's suspension opens the door for Vlad Duric to end carnival with a bang.
Michael Lynch Highlights from a great day's racing at Sandown, with big fields and close results delivering an apt finale to the spring carnival.