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.

The outsiders

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.

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

The Laing shot

Polanski

Peter Hanlon A bargain basement Derby winner proves fairytales still come true.

Horse Racing

Emotions on a razor's edge as jockeys ply trade

Peter-Hanlon-sport-dinks

Peter Hanlon A jockeys' room on a group 1 race day has a little bit of everything, and then some.

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.

Cop the tip, McDonald is here to win

Warm-up: James McDonald and Victoria Derby favourite It's A Dundeel get a feel for Moonee Valley yesterday.

Peter Hanlon New Zealand sensation has already made a series of bright starts.