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 Darren Weir has rightly been saluted for his breakout season in winning the Victorian trainers' title.
Michael Lynch Training horses to produce their best on raceday is only one part of a trainer's job description.
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.
Michael Lynch RACING people are a forgiving bunch.
Michael Lynch Champion hoop has started on the long road to redemption,
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...
Michael Lynch Mick Price topped and tailed the opening evening of the night racing season and scored in the headline event.
Michael Lynch Tony McEvoy's two-year-old Risen From Doubt will always enjoy a place in racing trivia.
Michael Lynch Lightly raced and rapidly improving the recipe for the early birds at Caulfield.
Michael Lynch Can it truly be a fairytale story if it barely counts as a surprise?
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...
Michael Lynch The Chris Waller juggernaut has levelled almost all opposition in Sydney.
Michael Lynch Cranbourne trainer Robbie Griffiths and regular rider Ryan Maloney do it again.
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 Michael Rodd and Mark Kavanagh are making their mark, writes Michael Lynch.
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...
Michael Lynch Heavyweight jockey book-ends the final day at Flemington with a winner in the first race and in the last.
Michael Lynch The carnival is over, but Saturday's Sandown meeting still has plenty to offer.
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.