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

Steady hand

Craig Newitt at home with wife Karli and their boys

Peter Hanlon After seven Cup rides without a placing, Craig Newitt is hoping to go the distance this time on Foreteller.

Racing

Oliver takes centre stage with Thousand Guineas win

Damien Oliver

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.

When the going gets tough, Oliver gets going

Damien Oliver

Peter Hanlon Damien Oliver has risen to great heights before when burdened with a heavy heart.

Frequent flyer hits trouble, but he'll be back

Umberto Rispoli

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...

Blinkered runners

Peter-Hanlon-sport-dinks

Peter Hanlon Racing certainly is a mug's game when a blind eye is turned to scandal and intrigue.

Horse Racing

Cashed-up Oliver leaves cynical minds racing

Jockey Damien Oliver arrives at the Racing Victoria inquiry this morning.

Peter Hanlon Cynics wonder why it took Damien Oliver several minutes to emerge from the hearing room.