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

Very, Berri good

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.

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.

Horseracing

Lead a horse to Waterhouse, and she'll make it a winner

Gai Waterhouse

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...

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...

Gai & the invasion of time

Gai Waterhouse cheers her horse, Fat Al, on to victory at the Epsom Cup.

Peter Hanlon Gai Waterhouse knows how hard it is to be on top, so she enjoys it when she is.

Boss cocky. Well, why not?

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...

Boss Man is back as life of the party

Jockey Glen Boss.

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...

Racing

Prebble is over the Moon

Peter Hanlon After a costume change that would have done a superhero proud, Brett Prebble emerged from the jockeys' room for the race after the great race, still beaming, perhaps even floating, and walked into...

From a ratbag to walking tall in life

Melbourne Cup winner Brett Prebble.

Peter Hanlon Brett Prebble remembers a time when his was a name trainers didn't want to know.

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Prebble reflects on man he was many Moons ago

Brett Prebble

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...

Horse Racing

Play or fold, the age-old dilemma

Trainer Peter Moody with Black Caviar.

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...