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.

Roy Higgins: a gentleman in racing and in life

Peter Hanlon Roy Higgins left the Flemington mounting yard for the last time on Thursday.

Horse Racing

One of the world's great stables wants our great race

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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.

Horse Racing

Tips and Beers: a name on the lips of many

Derby-bound: Tips And Beers wins at Caulfield this month.

Peter Hanlon Tips And Beers will have a big cheer squad in the derby, writes Peter Hanlon.

Dun it again

Craig Williams who rode Dunaden celebrates with the cup after winning the BMW Caulfield Cup during Caulfield Cup Day at Caulfield Racecourse on October 20, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

Peter Hanlon There are certain predictable strands to the biggest race days.

Cheap thrills all part of the luck of the draw

Happy days: Stephen Farley with Sincero.

Peter Hanlon You don't have to fork out millions to find a good horse.

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.