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 The father-and-son team will soon finish at Darley and start on their own, writes Michael Lynch.
Adam Pengilly, Matt Jones, Michael Lynch There was high drama and then tragedy in the mounting yard at Caulfield on Saturday as three-year-old Kiss A Rose collapsed and died after running in the $120,000 W.J. Adams Stakes.
Michael Lynch Darley colt Safeguard just held on to his unbeaten record when he kicked off his three-year-old campaign with a nose win over David Hayes' luckless Fast 'n' Rocking in the 1100-metre Vain Stakes.
Michael Lynch For punters, classic races – in theory – should be the easiest to sort out. But there is one race that quite often proves the exception - the Victoria Derby.
Michael Lynch Peter Snowden's colt Paximadia is like most adolescents - fundamentally sound and decent - but with a tendency to sulk if they don't get their own way.
Michael Lynch Top Sydney jockey loses his irons on the well-backed Opinion and finishes last.
Michael Lynch With six booked rides, Nash Rawiller might find that virtue brings further rewards.
Michael Lynch CHRIS Waller winning the metropolitan Melbourne trainers premiership?
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 Globe-trotting jockey Kerrin McEvoy is making every post a winner.
Michael Lynch All men are equal on the turf - and under it. It has been proved true again at Flemington.
Michael Lynch Highlights from a great day's racing at Sandown, with big fields and close results delivering an apt finale to the spring carnival.
Michael Lynch Whether Peter Moody's lightly raced gelding Royal Haunt can aspire to such exalted status remains to be seen, but the manner in which the $3.
Michael Lynch Names such as Denman, Mosheen, Nicconi, have won the Manfred Stakes since 2005.
Michael Lynch There may not be any Australian-trained horses at the Dubai World Cup this weekend, but that doesn't mean local interest is not warranted.
Michael Lynch Local industry will receive major boost from victory of Animal Kingdom in world's richest race.
Michael Lynch Gai Waterhouse's brilliant Golden Slipper winner Overreach looked unbeatable as she went for the second leg of the two-year-olds' triple crown in the group 1 Sires' Produce Stakes, and punters who...
Michael Lynch and Chris Roots Like Jim Pike and Phar Lap, Luke Nolen, the rider who partnered Black Caviar to 22 of her 25 successes, will forever be associated with the great mare.