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

Hearts are heavy over the Cummings' goings

Peter Hanlon Times are changing at a famous stable, Peter Hanlon writes.

Nothing done by halves in Dear Demi's Oaks victory

Oaks and out: Dear Demi drives to the line in the VRC Oaks ahead of Zydeco.

Peter Hanlon The associations behind the VRC Oaks win were long, very long, writes Peter Hanlon.

Seniors' moment as Demi takes Oaks


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.

Final act

Damien Oliver

Peter Hanlon It has been a funny old spring, with lauded favourites fading and bargain horses saluting.

Blinkered runners


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

Lady Luck smiles on Lemaire

French jockey Christophe Lemaire

Peter Hanlon The story was what happened on the way to the Melbourne Cup.