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 In a professional sporting organisation, ''culture'' has come to resemble an enormous umbrella.
Peter Hanlon AS HER world champion teammates return home from India on Tuesday, and Lisa Sthalekar unrolls her towel on a Goa beach, she will reflect not only on a career well batted and bowled, but a...
Peter Hanlon Cynics wonder why it took Damien Oliver several minutes to emerge from the hearing room.
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 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 It has been a funny old spring, with lauded favourites fading and bargain horses saluting.
Peter Hanlon Racing certainly is a mug's game when a blind eye is turned to scandal and intrigue.
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 Between them, three of today's Cox Plate runners - Happy Trails, Shoot Out and Sincero - cost less than the price of a new Commodore.
Peter Hanlon You don't have to fork out millions to find a good horse.
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...
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...
Peter Hanlon A jockeys' room on a group 1 race day has a little bit of everything, and then some.
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.