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 Tips And Beers will have a big cheer squad in the derby, writes Peter Hanlon.
Peter Hanlon After seven Cup rides without a placing, Craig Newitt is hoping to go the distance this time on Foreteller.
Peter Hanlon A bargain basement Derby winner proves fairytales still come true.
Peter Hanlon In front of the cameras, having stepped off the scales tingling all over, he spoke of the excitement he had felt about riding Fiorente in a race for the first time - in a Melbourne Cup, no less.
Peter Hanlon Times are changing at a famous stable, Peter Hanlon writes.
Peter Hanlon A European horse who loves jumping was fancied to win the Geelong Cup.
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.
Peter Hanlon The Cox Plate lead-up had been so full of dramatic twists it was destined to cough up a winner straight out of central casting.
Peter Hanlon Giving the big races a shake can be a family affair, writes Peter Hanlon.
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 After a win in the opening race, the old master stepped back to let the son also shine.
Peter Hanlon Cynics wonder why it took Damien Oliver several minutes to emerge from the hearing room.
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.