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 Darren Weir has rightly been saluted for his breakout season in winning the Victorian trainers' title.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Racing Club chairman Mike Symons summed it up perfectly in a tweet he sent out in the wake of perhaps the most successful Warrnambool carnival ever.
Michael Lynch Darren Weir consolidated his position at the top of the Melbourne metropolitan trainers' premiership with a Boxing Day treble at Caulfield.
Michael Lynch Some horses are fantastic at one course, and awful everywhere else.
Michael Lynch Robert Smerdon has cemented his reputation as the doyen of jumping trainers in the last decade.
Michael Lynch Robert Smerdon’s flying filly Anatina now considered a winning chance at 1200 metres.
Michael Lynch Robert Smerdon's flying filly Anatina has a long-term date with star Japanese stallion Deep Impact.
Michael Lynch Gai Waterhouse and Damian Oliver add another big race triumph to their list.
Michael Lynch It's the time of the year when the smaller stables get the chance to shine.
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 Sandown Cup in some ways resembles what the Melbourne Cup used to look like.
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 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 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 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.