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 Times are changing at a famous stable, Peter Hanlon writes.
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 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 Damien Oliver, the jockey in the midst of a betting scandal, stole centre stage at Caulfield today when he piloted star filly Commanding Jewel to an easy victory in the group 1 Thousand Guineas.
Peter Hanlon Damien Oliver has risen to great heights before when burdened with a heavy heart.
Peter Hanlon New Zealand sensation has already made a series of bright starts.
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.
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 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.
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 The associations behind the VRC Oaks win were long, very long, writes Peter Hanlon.