This is the first post in a trial that’s intended to give a daily voice to racing fans. Such fans have lost a platform they inhabited on The Guardian website for many years – Talking Horses, which used to be daily but is now ‘guaranteed’ only twice a week.
Using the comments section below this post feel free to say what you want, so long as it is decent and inoffensive (a subjective term, but we will see how it goes). I’ve removed the requirement to identify yourself before posting, but please say who you are when signing off your post. A pen name is fine.
For the first few weeks comments from new visitors will be pre-moderated, so unless you have commented here in the past, your comment will not appear immediately after you have posted it. I’ll look in regularly to approve comments so that they are published as soon as possible. Once you have had a comment published, no more of your comments will need moderation; they should appear as soon as you submit them.
All the best.