Love racing? Love writing? Under 25? The search is on Britain’s best young horseracing blogger.

The competition, which has been launched by lovetheraces.com, is open to 16-25 year olds.

The winner will pocket £1,000 and have their best blog published on The Guardian website, as well as having the chance to spend some time on the racing desk of the paper.

“One of Racing for Change’s strategic goals is to increase horseracing’s audience among the under 25’s,” said Rod Street, chief executive of Racing Enterprises Limited, which runs Racing for Change.

“As active users of social media we have been impressed by the number of racing blogs written by a younger fan base. We want to create the future fans of the sport and this competition is designed to recognise and encourage young talent. Who knows, we may even find the next Greg Wood, Chris Cook or Lydia Hislop.”

Tony Paley, racing editor at The Guardian, added: “We’re really delighted to be a partner in this initiative. Our reputation has been built on the quality of our journalism so we’re very keen to encourage writing excellence.”

Applicants should submit a blog of up to 750 words and six finalists will be picked by members of the Racing for Change team and senior journalists from The Guardian.

The six finalists will all have their blogs published throughout the summer on Lovetheraces.com, during which time The Guardian racing team will judge the winner.

For more information visit: www.lovetheraces.com