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.

Age shall not weary them: senior jockeys still among the best in the business

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

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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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.

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

Boss has hopes for French star

Puissance de Lune

Michael Lynch Glen Boss is not known for understating the situation, especially when he is confident about his prospects.

Horse Racing

Imports are warming up for spring

Picture perfect: Puissance De Lune at Warrnambool beach.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune in fine fettle following Saturday shakedown.

All eyes on the moon down south

Mitch Freedman

Michael Lynch The spring carnival is one giant puzzle that ultimately comes together in the first week of November.

Puissance De Lune puts the thrill back into power

Mitch Freedman with Puissance de Lune

Michael Lynch All week, as he prepared his star galloper Puissance De Lune for his seasonal return in the group 2 P.B.

Horse Racing

Grey streaks away in Cup odds

Class act: Puissance De Lune wins the P.B. Lawrence Stakes.

Michael Lynch Puissance De Lune will have to achieve what no horse has to win the Melbourne Cup.

Horseracing

Super Cool a hot prospect ready to come out of shadows

Mark Kavanagh

Chris Roots, Michael Lynch Mark Kavanagh may have the best horse in training in Atlantic Jewel but not many boxes away from the unbeaten mare at Flemington is Super Cool, which could be the sleeper of the spring.

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.

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.