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.

Horse Racing

Rider on the storm

Michael Lynch A disgraced jockey has returned in a rich vein of form, writes Michael Lynch.

Horse Racing

Weight and see for hoops

Manighar (right) has been left in for the Caulfield Cup at the third acceptance stage.

Michael Lynch Several top jockeys will have to wait a little longer to see if weights go up for Caulfield Cup.

Horse Racing

Moonlight Hussler prevails in Debutant Stakes

Moonlight Hussler

Michael Lynch The market is often reckoned to be the best guide in two year old races.

Horse Racing

Raise weights to give hoops a chance to shine

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Jockeys have to keep an even closer eye on the scales than supermodels.

Horse Racing

Rawiller salutes after a torrid test

Nash Rawiller on Opinion.

Michael Lynch Top Sydney jockey loses his irons on the well-backed Opinion and finishes last.

Horse racing

Wez Hunter continues his great run at Flemington

Bel Thor

Michael Lynch Robbie Laing's says his Victoria Derby win could not have come at a better time.

Horse racing

Queensland trainer Danny Bougoure to go home with fond memories

Longport Nash Rawiller.

Michael Lynch Two runners, two winners. The Flemington carnival could not have gone better for Danny Bougoure.

Horse racing

No cup glory, but Rawiller's cup still full

Nash Rawiller

Michael Lynch With six booked rides, Nash Rawiller might find that virtue brings further rewards.

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.

Perry finds Hidden treasure

Hidden Warrior

Michael Lynch Newcastle trainer was once a frequent and successful visitor to Melbourne.

Kelinni in last-gasp dash into Cup

Cup bound: Kelinni earns a start in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup with a game win in the Lexus Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Michael Lynch Kelinni keeps the Cup dream alive for Sydney's premier trainer Chris Waller.

Horseracing

Budget buy gives Waller his chance for a missing trophy

Chris Waller

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.

Horse Racing

Man on a mission

Chris Waller

Michael Lynch Buying overseas is paying off for Chris Waller.

Waller in two minds with Royal Oaks hope

Michael Lynch It's hard to resist the temptation of a $330,000 first prize, and the Chris Waller stable will take the next few days to decide whether to go for a jackpot in the $550,000 Australian Oaks with...

Royal Descent's on the rise after stunning Oaks display

SPORT 20.4.13 Horse Racing at Randwick
 Race 7 winner Royal Descent by Nash Rawiller
SHD   Pic JENNY EVANS

Michael Lynch Anything you can do I can do better. That might have been the message from Chris Waller's crack filly Royal Descent to last week's Australian Derby winner It's A Dundeel after she spreadeagled the...

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.

Horseracing

Fiorente bolts into Cox Plate contention with incredible finish

Over the top: Nash Rawiller on Fiorente.

Michael Lynch On such a huge day for Gai Waterhouse, it should not have come as any shock that she should upset the Mark Kavanagh applecart in the Moonee Valley feature, the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes, with...

Horseracing

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.