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.
Peter Hanlon Roy Higgins left the Flemington mounting yard for the last time on Thursday.
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.
Peter Hanlon In front of the cameras, having stepped off the scales tingling all over, he spoke of the excitement he had felt about riding Fiorente in a race for the first time - in a Melbourne Cup, no less.
Peter Hanlon A jockeys' room on a group 1 race day has a little bit of everything, and then some.
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.
Peter Hanlon Damien Oliver has risen to great heights before when burdened with a heavy heart.
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...
Peter Hanlon EMILY MURPHY arrived at Murray Baker's stables the week after Lion Tamer died, and felt the sadness.
Peter Hanlon Emily Murphy is just happy to be on what she thinks is the ultimate working holiday.
Peter Hanlon It has been a funny old spring, with lauded favourites fading and bargain horses saluting.
Peter Hanlon Racing certainly is a mug's game when a blind eye is turned to scandal and intrigue.
Peter Hanlon Cynics wonder why it took Damien Oliver several minutes to emerge from the hearing room.
Peter Hanlon After a win in the opening race, the old master stepped back to let the son also shine.