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 Ever since her robust recovery from the tears and strains that still couldn't beat her at Royal Ascot left Black Caviar's connections with no reason not to go again, the only question left unanswered...
Peter Hanlon The fans came in droves and were not disappointed.
Peter Hanlon After a win in the opening race, the old master stepped back to let the son also shine.
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 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 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 Racing certainly is a mug's game when a blind eye is turned to scandal and intrigue.
Peter Hanlon Alex Cairns is halfway through the longest six weeks of his life, and missing his wife, Lizzie, and daughter Ella terribly.
Peter Hanlon On a long trip away from family, Alex Cairns has a veteran traveller for company.
Peter Hanlon There are certain predictable strands to the biggest race days.
Peter Hanlon New Zealand sensation has already made a series of bright starts.
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...
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 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...
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.