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.

Roy Higgins: a gentleman in racing and in life

Peter Hanlon Roy Higgins left the Flemington mounting yard for the last time on Thursday.

Horse Racing

Unlikely double for spring honours

Co-trainers Peter Morgan and Craig Widdison with horses Star Rolling and Oasis Bloom.

Peter Hanlon If Oasis Bloom wins the Herbert Power on Saturday, Peter Morgan knows the outcome will be twofold. Happily, it will send his five-year-old mare into the Caulfield Cup.

Horse Racing

Hearts are heavy over the Cummings' goings

Foreman Reg Fleming and trackwork rider Joe Agresta are coming to terms with a move.

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

The outsiders

How's that: Chad Schofield returns on Shamus Award.

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.

Cummings truly a chip off the old block

The Cups King likes what he sees.

Peter Hanlon After a win in the opening race, the old master stepped back to let the son also shine.