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.

Safeguard makes it three in a row

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.

Horse Racing

It's almost time for spring

Eyes on Melbourne Cup: Sea Moon after a track gallop at Caulfield.

Michael Lynch Caulfield trainer Mick Price's two imports clashed in the Legacy 2013 Appeal Handicap.

Moody, Cummings give Duric shot to end carnival with a flourish

Vlad Duric

Michael Lynch ONE man's misfortune is another man's opportunity.

Duric set to grab his chance

Vlad Duric.

Michael Lynch Luke Nolen's suspension opens the door for Vlad Duric to end carnival with a bang.

Horse Racing

Jockey crashes to turf on Beltrois after Flemington win

Jockey Ryan Maloney riding Beltrois

Michael Lynch Jockey Ryan Maloney was taken to hospital for observation after he crashed to the turf following the fatal fall of his mount Beltrois, seconds after the pair had combined to score in the Red Tempo...

Horse Racing

Sprinter's comeback up there with Lazarus

Undeniably wins Christmas Stakes

Michael Lynch As far as comebacks go, Lazarus is usually the benchmark of choice.

Big spring looms for Moment of Change

Michael Lynch Peter Moody was focused on bursting the Americain bubble with Manighar in Sydney yesterday, but back at his Caulfield base another of his all-conquering team was putting down a marker as a horse that...

Horseracing

Duric back and fired up to spring into action

Jockey Vlad Duric riding Smokin' Joey

Michael Lynch At this time of year most of Victoria's top jockeys head to Sydney, then Brisbane for the Queensland winter carnival, before taking a break in June or July as the Melbourne spring carnival looms.

Horseracing

Another German ace aims at cups

Jockey Victor Deering takes Lucas Cranach on a training ride at Safety Beach near Dromana in preparation for today’s big race.

Michael Lynch Anthony Freedman made a big impression since taking over the Markdel training complex.

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.