Peter Hanlon

Peter Hanlon

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.

Horse Racing

Unlikely double for spring honours

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.

Horse Racing

No more barriers to success when the race has been run and won

Peter Hanlon On a good thing, a jockey can take luck out of the equation, writes Peter Hanlon.

Horse Racing

Steady hand

Craig Newitt at home with wife Karli and their boys

Peter Hanlon After seven Cup rides without a placing, Craig Newitt is hoping to go the distance this time on Foreteller.

In the twilight zone, but ageless Gauci is still living the dream

Darren Gauci

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...

When the going gets tough, Oliver gets going

Damien Oliver

Peter Hanlon Damien Oliver has risen to great heights before when burdened with a heavy heart.

Cocky globetrotter lines up for Caulfield en route to the Big One

Jakkalberry

Peter Hanlon Alex Cairns is halfway through the longest six weeks of his life, and missing his wife, Lizzie, and daughter Ella terribly.

Nomad who can go the journey

Peter-Hanlon-sport-dinks

Peter Hanlon On a long trip away from family, Alex Cairns has a veteran traveller for company.

Cop the tip, McDonald is here to win

Warm-up: James McDonald and Victoria Derby favourite It's A Dundeel get a feel for Moonee Valley yesterday.

Peter Hanlon New Zealand sensation has already made a series of bright starts.

Water under the bridge

Gai Waterhouse

Peter Hanlon Gai Waterhouse is upbeat despite a dismal start to her carnival, writes Peter Hanlon.

Racing

It's been gloomy, but Gai still has spring in her step

Gai Waterhouse

Peter Hanlon GAI WATERHOUSE has trained eight winners since the spring carnival picked up speed at Caulfield two weeks ago.

Sentimental favourites & harsh reality

VRC Derby favourite Its a Dundeel with handler Emily Murphy.

Peter Hanlon Emily Murphy is just happy to be on what she thinks is the ultimate working holiday.

Final act

Damien Oliver

Peter Hanlon It has been a funny old spring, with lauded favourites fading and bargain horses saluting.