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 Star hurdler Black and Bent will have to wait until Wednesday to try to set an Australian record of 10 wins in a row over jumps after Sunday's Mornington card was abandoned due to overnight rain.
Michael Lynch Black And Bent will have to wait until Wednesday to try to set an Australian record.
Michael Lynch, Warnambool Brungle Cry, the impressive winner of the $100,000 Galleywood Hurdle at Warrnambool on Wednesday will now chase a $300,000 Melbourne Racing Club bonus through the winter as he tries to add several...
Michael Lynch Brungle Cry will chase a $300,000 Melbourne Racing Club bonus as he tries to add several more feature jumping races to his CV.
Michael Lynch The jumps racing season endured its first fatality at Sandown on Wednesday when seven-year-old gelding Scenic Buzz was euthanased after he came down at the last fence in the 3300-metre steeplechase.
Michael Lynch The Cheltenham Festival in England is jump racing's holy grail, the one meeting anywhere in the world where any cross-country rider worth his salt will do almost anything to get a ride.
Michael Lynch Top trainer Robert Smerdon has been found guilty of engaging in conduct prejudicial to the image of racing and been fined $10,000.
Michael Lynch Racing Victoria bosses announce initiatives to boost integrity and policing.
Michael Sharkie and Michael Lynch Trainers warned to expect harsher penalties for race-day treatments from now on.
Michael Lynch Racing Victoria did not stand down jockey Damien Oliver from a series of lucrative rides during the Melbourne spring carnival because it feared that to do so would stop him admitting that he had bet...
Michael Lynch Disgraced jockey Damien Oliver has been disqualified for eight months after admitting to placing a $10,000 bet via a third party on a rival horse in a race in which he rode in 2010.
Michael Lynch DISGRACED jockey Damien Oliver has been disqualified for eight months after admitting to placing a $10,000 bet via a third party on a rival horse in a race in which he rode in 2010.
Michael Lynch Sandown Cup in some ways resembles what the Melbourne Cup used to look like.
Michael Lynch Hvasstan could have the town of Moe celebrating after the Victoria Derby.
Michael Lynch John Hickmott was beaming when his son Robert prepared Green Moon to win the Melbourne Cup.
Michael Lynch JOHN HICKMOTT was beaming with pleasure when his son Robert prepared Green Moon to score in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup, and he got his own moment in the spotlight on the Flemington undercard on Thursday...
Michael Lynch Jockey Glen Boss is almost hot enough to cause a spike in global temperatures.
Moonee Valley Wrap
Michael Lynch On the big days it's the big players who so often rise to the top. And where jockeys are concerned there are fewer big-time players than Glen Boss.
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 If trainers can average a winner for every six or seven runners they can feel pleased with their strike rate.