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 Roy Higgins left the Flemington mounting yard for the last time on Thursday.
Peter Hanlon For most of Sally Shipard's stellar career, she has been haunted by an insidious disease.
Peter Hanlon After seven Cup rides without a placing, Craig Newitt is hoping to go the distance this time on Foreteller.
Peter Hanlon A bargain basement Derby winner proves fairytales still come true.
Peter Hanlon In front of the cameras, having stepped off the scales tingling all over, he spoke of the excitement he had felt about riding Fiorente in a race for the first time - in a Melbourne Cup, no less.
Peter Hanlon From out of nowhere a few smart moves changed the owner's life.
Peter Hanlon Darren Dance doesn't know how many people claim some ownership of Caulfield Cup fancy Dandino, but they are all welcome.
Peter Hanlon Times are changing at a famous stable, Peter Hanlon writes.
Peter Hanlon A European horse which loves jumping was fancied to win the Geelong Cup, and after his German-bred stayer Ibicenco duly upset the favoured Forgotten Voice trainer Peter Moody said his six-year-old...
Peter Hanlon A European horse who loves jumping was fancied to win the Geelong Cup.
Peter Hanlon When you sell yourself as one of the world's great races, trying to attract the biggest names in the game, it's no bad thing to have in the field a horse trained by English thoroughbred nobility.
Peter Hanlon It sounds like a twist on the old, ''A horse walks into a bar …'' joke, but no one will be asking, ''Why the long face?'' if Puissance De Lune wins Saturday's Cox Plate.
Peter Hanlon A Cox Plate win would come with an uncomfortable rider for Darren Weir, who can count among all he's learnt in racing a conviction that he'll never relish the spotlight.
Peter Hanlon The Cox Plate lead-up had been so full of dramatic twists it was destined to cough up a winner straight out of central casting.
Peter Hanlon Tips And Beers will have a big cheer squad in the derby, writes Peter Hanlon.
Peter Hanlon Giving the big races a shake can be a family affair, writes Peter Hanlon.
Peter Hanlon If Oasis Bloom wins the Herbert Power on Saturday, Peter Morgan knows the outcome will be twofold. Happily, it will send his five-year-old mare into the Caulfield Cup.
Peter Hanlon On a good thing, a jockey can take luck out of the equation, writes Peter Hanlon.
Peter Hanlon DAWN is yet to break at Flemington, but Gai Waterhouse is already lighting up the gloom. ''I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it, I cannot tell you!'' she says of a life that is both a long time...
Peter Hanlon A STRANGE feeling came over Darren Gauci on Tuesday. More than 30 years into his riding career, he got out of the car, hauled his gear through a racecourse gate, looked around and realised, ''I've...