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 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 Caulfield trainer Mick Price's two imports clashed in the Legacy 2013 Appeal Handicap.
Michael Lynch ONE man's misfortune is another man's opportunity.
Michael Lynch Luke Nolen's suspension opens the door for Vlad Duric to end carnival with a bang.
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...
Michael Lynch As far as comebacks go, Lazarus is usually the benchmark of choice.
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...
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.
Michael Lynch Anthony Freedman made a big impression since taking over the Markdel training complex.
Michael Lynch In his riding days, Patrick Payne even managed to win over jumps on a couple of occasions.