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

Hurdles helped Cooldini in lead-up to win at Flemington

Trainer Robert Smerdon.

Michael Lynch Robert Smerdon has cemented his reputation as the doyen of jumping trainers in the last decade.

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

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

Puissance odds narrow

Gerry Ryan, owner of Puissance de Lune, has a word with jockey Glen Boss after the horse finished second in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

Michael Lynch Despite defeat, bookmakers tighten Puissance De Lune's price as Melbourne Cup favourite.

Horse Racing

Kiss A Rose collapses, dies after race at Caulfield

Trainer Peter Moody (right) and MRC vets help Kiss A Rose after she collapsed in the mounting yard at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday.

Michael Lynch Three-year-old filly Kiss A Rose collapsed and died after running in the $120,000 Robert Taranto WJ Adams Stakes.

Horse Racing

Shamal Wind fantastic at Caulfield

Ryan Maloney rides Shamal Wind to victory ahead of Andrew Mallyon on General Truce.

Michael Lynch Some horses are fantastic at one course, and awful everywhere else.

Racing

Heat not to blame for death of filly Kiss A Rose at Caulfield, says vet

Black Caviar Trainer Peter Moody Donna Fisher watches the  champion racehorse as it was led  from its stables at Caulfied today. Age News Pic taken by John Woudstra June 5 2012

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.

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Horseracing

Foreteller springs a surprise

Foreteller

Michael Lynch Champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller's golden touch glitters as brightly in Melbourne as it does in his home city - and blowout galloper Foreteller, which upset Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De...

Horse Racing

Weight just right for Cup favourite

Cup bound: Jockey Glen Boss is all smiles as Puissance de Lune wins at Flemington.

Michael Lynch Puissance De Lune given ideal impost to win this year's 3200 metre staying test.

Horseracing

Boss weighs up hopes and can't help smiling

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...

Mr O'Ceirin boosts trainer and seals his place in Caulfield Cup

Michael Lynch Young trainer Ciaron Maher's star has been on a gradual upward curve for the past half-dozen years - and his career could get a massive boost over the next month through the exploits of a galloper...

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Horse racing

Portelli happy to pay up

Michael Lynch Gary Portelli has brought his Australasian group 1 tally to three when thanks to Rebel Dane.

Protest loss a blow to Williams' Cup plan

Placings reversed: Sea Moon (left) beats Araldo, but lost on protest.

Michael Lynch Horses can make fools of us all. They can even win - only to wind up losers.

Horseracing

Relegated, but Team Williams still over the Moon

Sea Moon

Michael Lynch Horses can make fools of us all. They can even win - only to wind up losers.

Horse Racing

Tourneur is back again in quest to reach the summit

Dom Tourneur.

Michael Lynch Twelve months ago Adelaide-based jockey Dom Tourneur was probably the most disappointed rider of the spring carnival.

Racing

Melham must cool heels as stewards continue crackdown

Ben Melham

Patrick Bartley, Michael Lynch Ben Melham has joined the growing list of top jockeys sidelined after he was outed by Racing Victoria stewards at the Geelong Cup meeting.

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Horse racing

No cup glory, but Rawiller's cup still full

Nash Rawiller

Michael Lynch With six booked rides, Nash Rawiller might find that virtue brings further rewards.

Moonee Valley Wrap

Boss springs into action with a treble

On the big days it's the big players who so often rise to the top. And where jockeys are concerned there are fewer big-time players than Glen Boss.

Michael Lynch On the big days it's the big players who so often rise to the top. And where jockeys are concerned there are fewer big-time players than Glen Boss.

Horse Racing

Classic final day for spring carnival

Tanby, ridden by Nic Hall.

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.

Southerners eye northern riches

Michael Lynch NSW trainers cut a swath through the Victorian spring carnival, even though the two big cups and the Cox Plate eluded them.