The Guardian, Dilton, and Talking Horses

If you’ve been a regular reader of The Guardian’s Talking Horses column, you might have seen the news that it has been severely pared. Monday and Saturday are the two days it will now appear in The Guardian online.

Some of the regular contributors were looking at ways to keep the column – or at least its comments facility – going via a separate website. We (a few regulars) spent some time working on a standalone site, but finally abandoned the idea due to a combination of technical bollocks and a sense that life is too short.

So, we will now run a Talking Horses blog on this site at A daily blog piece will be opened titled simply TALKING HORSES  and that day’s date plus at least an introductory sentence. This then allows open conversation using the comments section below that blog article.

We will start on Tuesday June 15th; day one of Royal Ascot 2021and take it from there.

Best wishes


  1. Hello Joe,

    Dilton did not send me, however, I am already in correspondence with him regarding his tipping information and French horses.

    You kindly made the introduction sometime ago.

    The email I sent you on Friday was regarding advice on Covid from research I am using while travelling. I sent it directly as I was not allowed to post it on Talking Horses in response to a research link from Quaidesbrumes.

    My TH name is dirtynorthernbastard.

    Have a good Sunday.


    Sent from my iPad



  2. Hi Joe,
    I would be interested in a new Talking Horses setup, my TH name was jakebuckfast.


  3. Hi Joe

    JahLion (aka Tom) from TH here. I’ve not contributed as much as I’d have liked to in recent times but I’d certainly like to be kept in the loop. Hope you and all THers are keeping well, we’re racing towards the light at the end of the tunnel!

    All the best


  4. Hi Joe, bacciodilupo is my TH name. Am interested in my new format …this is my second attempt to post a comment so apologies if this appears twice!


  5. Dear Joe, I’m clearly doing something wrong! It’s my third time trying to leave a comment, log on, partake! My TH name is bacciodilupo, a daily reader (when is was daily!), a sometimes contributor. I am interested in partaking in any new format.


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