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

Forgotten Voice closer to Caulfield Cup start

Michael Lynch Queensland Oaks winner Quintessential is out of the Caulfield Cup, bringing an international hopeful closer to a start in the rich staying handicap.

Horse Racing

Double success for the Williams stable


Michael Lynch The Lloyd Williams stable’s Cups prospects leapt dramatically early on Saturday with a two state double, Mourayan taking out the Group Three Craven Plate at Randwick and Tanby scoring a narrow...

Maluckyday has eyes on the main prize

Maluckyday has endured setback after setback, forcing him to miss carnival after carnival.

Michael Lynch With overseas raiders dominating the order of entry and betting for the Melbourne Cup, Australia could certainly do with a home grown standard-bearer - even if he is a recovered crock who has battled...

High stakes but Kelinni toughs it out

Michael Lynch Reputation of Lexus Stakes as a tip-top form reference for the Melbourne Cup boosted.

Lane on the fast track to success

Jockey Danien Lane

Michael Lynch ONLY the top-range apprentices manage to ride out their claim in the city, perhaps one in 10 of their generation.

Horse Racing

Lane closes in on milestone

Danien Lane

Michael Lynch Only the top-range apprentices manage to outride their claim in the city, perhaps one in 10 of their generation.

Carey looking for a one-hit wonder in mile

Ethiopia and trainer Pat Carey.

Michael Lynch Records are meant to be broken, and conventions are there to be defied.

Carey stares down Doncaster history with Ethiopia fresh

Jockey Rhys McLeod riding Ethiopia

Michael Lynch RECORDS are meant to be broken, and conventions are there to be defied.

Horse Racing

Waller grabs another Group 1 as Sacred Falls wins Doncaster

Tommy Berry celebrates after winning the Doncaster aboard Sacred Falls.

Michael Lynch Jockey of the moment Tommy Berry added the Doncaster Mile to his Golden Slipper triumph when he brought home outsider Sacred Falls to victory in the $2 million Randwick classic on Saturday afternoon.

Horse racing

Dunaden, Americain top Cup weights

Melbourne Cup.

Michael Lynch The French gallopers Dunaden and Americain will have to prove themselves the equal of the great Makybe Diva if they are to win a second Melbourne Cup.


Cup burden rests with the French

Cup sup: French trainer Mikel Delzangles and strapper Alexis Archard with Dunaden last year.

Michael Lynch Americain and Dunaden will have to achieve their own French revolution at Flemington in the Melbourne Cup if either are to go down in the history books as the first European-trained horse to win the...

Payne loving his hot run of form

Hot to trot: Hot Lover charges down the centre of the track to win at Flemington yesterday.

Michael Lynch In his riding days, Patrick Payne even managed to win over jumps on a couple of occasions.

Dame not up to cups

Trainer Pat Carey.

Michael Lynch Trainer Pat Carey says winter staying races rarely yield spring cup winners.