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 After a win in the opening race, the old master stepped back to let the son also shine.
Peter Hanlon It has been a funny old spring, with lauded favourites fading and bargain horses saluting.
Peter Hanlon There are certain predictable strands to the biggest race days.
Peter Hanlon You don't have to fork out millions to find a good horse.
Peter Hanlon Damien Oliver has risen to great heights before when burdened with a heavy heart.