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 Black And Bent will have to wait until Wednesday to try to set an Australian record.
Michael Lynch When a young trainer is setting up in business, he needs a headline horse to make his name.
Michael Lynch Classy three-year-old heads a formidable Victorian contingent heading to Adelaide.
Michael Lynch Few people celebrate a winner with quite as much gusto as the Gelagotis brothers from Moe.
Michael Lynch There may not be any Australian-trained horses at the Dubai World Cup this weekend, but that doesn't mean local interest is not warranted.
Michael Lynch Mark Kavanagh's star three-year-old Super Cool ($5) put himself into elite company with a scintillating victory under Michael Rodd in the $1 million Australian Cup, seeing off another top-line...
Michael Lynch Star three-year-old enters elite company by defeating a field of proven older horses.
Michael Lynch The Kiwi rode winners over obstacles before joining Peter Moody.
Michael Lynch Red Inca survives a vet's inspection at the start to win the Seascay Handicap.
Michael Lynch Glen Boss has ticked almost all the boxes in a career in the saddle that began in the mid-1980s in country Queensland when he landed his first winner as a teenager at Gympie.
Michael Lynch NSW trainers cut a swath through the Victorian spring carnival, even though the two big cups and the Cox Plate eluded them.
Michael Lynch Star horses are spelling, big crowds have evaporated and hype and hoopla have dropped.
Michael Lynch Jockey says he doesn't believe the Kiwi colt has what it takes to win the classic.
Michael Lynch Hvasstan could have the town of Moe celebrating after the Victoria Derby.
Michael Lynch He's Sydney's premier trainer and he has made an enormous impact on Australian racing since leaving New Zealand for his first hit-and-run raid Down Under 14 years ago.
Michael Lynch Buying overseas is paying off for Chris Waller.
Michael Lynch Reputation of Lexus Stakes as a tip-top form reference for the Melbourne Cup boosted.
Michael Lynch Heavyweight jockey book-ends the final day at Flemington with a winner in the first race and in the last.
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.
Michael Lynch A tearful Peter Gelagotis hugged his son, Michael, his brother Manny and jockey Glen Boss as he fought back tears of joy and grief to welcome back Norman Robinson Stakes winner Hvasstan yesterday.