Peter Hanlon has worked at The Age since 1995, initially as deputy sports editor, subsequently as editor of the Saturday and Sunday Age sports sections, and since 2007 as a senior sports writer. He writes extensively on the AFL, and has also covered the Beijing Olympics and Delhi Commonwealth Games.
Peter Hanlon Stuart Appleby was in a surprisingly expansive mood. And not just about party pies.
Peter Hanlon Tuesday was the first time Jarrod Lyle set foot on a golf course since February.
Peter Hanlon It has been a funny old spring, with lauded favourites fading and bargain horses saluting.
Peter Hanlon Racing certainly is a mug's game when a blind eye is turned to scandal and intrigue.
Peter Hanlon The associations behind the VRC Oaks win were long, very long, writes Peter Hanlon.
Peter Hanlon With all due respect to those involved - with the exception of three-year-old filly Dear Demi, which in truth did most of the work - the Oaks was not so much a win for the ages as a win for the aged.
Peter Hanlon After a costume change that would have done a superhero proud, Brett Prebble emerged from the jockeys' room for the race after the great race, still beaming, perhaps even floating, and walked into...
Peter Hanlon Brett Prebble remembers a time when his was a name trainers didn't want to know.
Peter Hanlon AFTER a costume change that would have done a superhero proud, Brett Prebble emerged from the jockey's room for the race after the Great Race, still beaming, and walked into David Hayes' outstretched...
Peter Hanlon After a win in the opening race, the old master stepped back to let the son also shine.
Peter Hanlon Painter Jason Roberts has turned his eye towards equine immortality.
Peter Hanlon EMILY MURPHY arrived at Murray Baker's stables the week after Lion Tamer died, and felt the sadness.
Peter Hanlon Emily Murphy is just happy to be on what she thinks is the ultimate working holiday.
Peter Hanlon Gai Waterhouse is upbeat despite a dismal start to her carnival, writes Peter Hanlon.
Peter Hanlon GAI WATERHOUSE has trained eight winners since the spring carnival picked up speed at Caulfield two weeks ago.
racing By Peter Hanlon GLEN BOSS broke free of the microphones and well-wishers' hands being thrust in his face, darted back onto the Moonee Valley track and ran whooping and hollering along the rail, high-fiving racegoers...
Peter Hanlon GLEN BOSS broke free of the microphones and well-wishers' hands being thrust in his face, darted back onto the Moonee Valley track and ran whooping and hollering along the rail, high-fiving racegoers...
Peter Hanlon Between them, three of today's Cox Plate runners - Happy Trails, Shoot Out and Sincero - cost less than the price of a new Commodore.
Peter Hanlon You don't have to fork out millions to find a good horse.
Peter Hanlon In taking a first-time tourist from the airport to a city hotel after dark, then down the highway to the Geelong Cup and straight back to the departure lounge, there is a chance they could form a...