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.


Weir's the champ, but stats reveal unsung duo scores highly

Darren Weir has done something few thought possible in the modern era, winning both the metropolitan and country training premierships without having a city base.

Michael Lynch Darren Weir has rightly been saluted for his breakout season in winning the Victorian trainers' title.

Horse Racing

King for the day as Price savours low hanging fruit and Boss doubles up

SPORT, HORSE RACING. Relaxed and Happy (red and yellow colours) ridden by Nash Rawiller wins the 2nd race at Rosehill , 20 July 2013. 

horse's head

Michael Lynch Training horses to produce their best on raceday is only one part of a trainer's job description.

Horse racing

Racing Victoria integrity team probes BC3 Thoroughbreds

Damien Oliver riding Nordic Empire.

Michael Lynch Former Purana Taskforce detective Tim Robinson and ex-Seymour police detective Rhys Melville have spent the past two days at crisis-torn BC3 Thoroughbreds' Victorian farm.

Oliver keeps his head down, returns to winning ways

Fairfax Media writer

Michael Lynch RACING people are a forgiving bunch.

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Horse Racing

Oliver returns a winner

Back with a bang: Damien Oliver aboard Lion Of Belfort at his first ride back from disqualification.

Michael Lynch Champion hoop has started on the long road to redemption,

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

Samaready romps away with the Group One Moir Stakes

winner Samaready

Michael Lynch Mick Price topped and tailed the opening evening of the night racing season and scored in the headline event.

Horse Racing

Risen From Doubt first two-year-old winner of season

Risen From Doubt wins the Maribyrnong Trial Stakes.

Michael Lynch Tony McEvoy's two-year-old Risen From Doubt will always enjoy a place in racing trivia.

Horse Racing

Improving pair set to clash

Easy does it: Suavito coasts home.

Michael Lynch Lightly raced and rapidly improving the recipe for the early birds at Caulfield.

Laing slays Darley dragon as Polanski pounds to Derby victory

Race 6 Victoria Derby winner Polanski ridden by Hugh Bowman.

Michael Lynch Can it truly be a fairytale story if it barely counts as a surprise?

Chris Waller dominates Oaks day with treble

Chris Waller

Michael Lynch The Chris Waller juggernaut is threatening to extend its Sydney dominance across the border. Waller has set all sorts of records in NSW in recent years and has laid down the gauntlet to Victorian...

Horse racing

Chris Waller lands Oaks day treble

Dash for cash

Michael Lynch The Chris Waller juggernaut has levelled almost all opposition in Sydney.

Horse Racing

Girl In Flight makes it three wins from three starts

Ryan Maloney riding Girl in Flight

Michael Lynch Cranbourne trainer Robbie Griffiths and regular rider Ryan Maloney do it again.


Black Caviar easily makes it a double

Black Caviar

Michael Lynch Black Caviar, the queen of Australian racing, has reinforced her status as a legend of the turf by landing the title of Australian Horse of the Year for the second season in succession.

Michael Lynch

Rodd and Kav - a double act making every post a winner

Mark Kavanagh, Michael Rodd

Michael Lynch Michael Rodd and Mark Kavanagh are making their mark, writes Michael Lynch.

Horse Racing

Epaulette wins Guineas Prelude comfortably


Michael Lynch Pierro may be all the rage for the Caulfield Guineas and Cox Plate, but the horse who has come closest to beating Gai Waterhouse's boom colt, Epaulette, showed that he will be a rival to reckon with...

Double has Arnold riding high in carnival

Eximious, ridden by Glen Boss, wins at Flemington.

Michael Lynch Heavyweight jockey book-ends the final day at Flemington with a winner in the first race and in the last.

There's still spring in racing's step at Sandown

So Swift

Michael Lynch The carnival is over, but Saturday's Sandown meeting still has plenty to offer.

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.

Horse Racing

Liaison heats up as summer rolls around

Michael Lynch Star horses are spelling, big crowds have evaporated and hype and hoopla have dropped.