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 Queensland Oaks winner Quintessential is out of the Caulfield Cup, bringing an international hopeful closer to a start in the rich staying handicap.
Michael Lynch Records are meant to be broken, and conventions are there to be defied.
Michael Lynch RECORDS are meant to be broken, and conventions are there to be defied.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Michael Lynch Reputation of Lexus Stakes as a tip-top form reference for the Melbourne Cup boosted.
Michael Lynch ONLY the top-range apprentices manage to ride out their claim in the city, perhaps one in 10 of their generation.
Michael Lynch Only the top-range apprentices manage to outride their claim in the city, perhaps one in 10 of their generation.
Michael Lynch In his riding days, Patrick Payne even managed to win over jumps on a couple of occasions.
Michael Lynch Trainer Pat Carey says winter staying races rarely yield spring cup winners.