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 The Atlantic Jewel bubble burst in agonisingly narrow fashion at Caulfield on Saturday when Kiwi raider Its a Dundeel ran her down in the shadows of the post to score a brilliant victory in the Group...
Michael Lynch Robert Heathcote had to look on in frustration as Buffering had to play second fiddle at group 1 level once again.
Michael Lynch In Atlantic Jewel, racing has a worthy contender to replace the great one.
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 Three-year-old Shamus Award has made all the running to win the $3 million Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
Michael Lynch Here are some eternal truths about the Melbourne Spring carnival: the weather will be changeable; the Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate will be labelled "the worst ever"; the Melbourne Cup will be...
Michael Lynch It hardly comes as a surprise, given Australia’s emphasis on speed rather than stamina, but the top weights in the Melbourne Cup once again illustrate the paucity of staying bred horses in this...
Michael Lynch Champion jockey Craig Williams looks to have an embarrassment of Cups riches heading into the Melbourne Spring, with horses such as last year's Caulfield Cup heroine Southern Star and strongly...
Michael Lynch Michael Rodd and Mark Kavanagh are making their mark, writes Michael Lynch.
Michael Lynch These days we have become used to imported gallopers dominating Australia's major cups races.
Michael Lynch Cox Plate lacks only international recognition to be one of the world's most prestigious races.
Michael Lynch Jockey says he doesn't believe the Kiwi colt has what it takes to win the classic.
Michael Lynch Reputation of Lexus Stakes as a tip-top form reference for the Melbourne Cup boosted.
Michael Lynch Rider becomes first to win the Ballarat Cup three times in a row.
Michael Lynch As far as comebacks go, Lazarus is usually the benchmark of choice.
Michael Lynch and Patrick Bartley Sydney galloper on target for Australian Cup after giving Dwayne Dunn his second winner.
Patrick Bartley and Michael Lynch All Too Hard appears to have a mortgage on Saturday's $500,000 Australian Guineas.
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.