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

One of the world's great stables wants our great race

Peter Hanlon When you sell yourself as one of the world's great races, trying to attract the biggest names in the game, it's no bad thing to have in the field a horse trained by English thoroughbred nobility.

Horse Racing

Emotions on a razor's edge as jockeys ply trade

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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.

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...

Boss cocky. Well, why not?

racing By Peter Hanlon GLEN BOSS broke free of the microphones and well-wishers' hands being thrust in his face, darted back onto the Moonee Valley track and ran whooping and hollering along the rail, high-fiving racegoers...

Boss Man is back as life of the party

Jockey Glen Boss.

Peter Hanlon GLEN BOSS broke free of the microphones and well-wishers' hands being thrust in his face, darted back onto the Moonee Valley track and ran whooping and hollering along the rail, high-fiving racegoers...

Racing

Prebble is over the Moon

Peter Hanlon After a costume change that would have done a superhero proud, Brett Prebble emerged from the jockeys' room for the race after the great race, still beaming, perhaps even floating, and walked into...

From a ratbag to walking tall in life

Melbourne Cup winner Brett Prebble.

Peter Hanlon Brett Prebble remembers a time when his was a name trainers didn't want to know.

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Prebble reflects on man he was many Moons ago

Brett Prebble

Peter Hanlon AFTER a costume change that would have done a superhero proud, Brett Prebble emerged from the jockey's room for the race after the Great Race, still beaming, and walked into David Hayes' outstretched...

Lady Luck smiles on Lemaire

French jockey Christophe Lemaire

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