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.

Racing

Plate cheapies give sport of kings a reality check

Happy Trails

Peter Hanlon Between them, three of today's Cox Plate runners - Happy Trails, Shoot Out and Sincero - cost less than the price of a new Commodore.

Cheap thrills all part of the luck of the draw

Happy days: Stephen Farley with Sincero.

Peter Hanlon You don't have to fork out millions to find a good horse.

Final act

Damien Oliver

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