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.


Dance makes a business out of having fun with friends

Peter Hanlon From out of nowhere a few smart moves changed the owner's life.

Horse racing

Come Dancing

Racehorse owner and syndicator Darren Dance

Peter Hanlon Darren Dance doesn't know how many people claim some ownership of Caulfield Cup fancy Dandino, but they are all welcome.

Nothing done by halves in Dear Demi's Oaks victory

Oaks and out: Dear Demi drives to the line in the VRC Oaks ahead of Zydeco.

Peter Hanlon The associations behind the VRC Oaks win were long, very long, writes Peter Hanlon.

Seniors' moment as Demi takes Oaks


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.