A BARNSLEY writer has won an award for a short story she wrote about horse racing.

Hannah Barraclough - who writes under the pen name HJ Rogers - runs writing workshops for local youngsters.

She has been named as the joint winner of the Martin Wills Writing Award at Newmarket Racecourse and will get a trophy, a cash prize of £1250, and an all expenses day racing at Newmarket.

She said: " I will also be published in The Racing Post and I will be given the opportunity to undertake two weeks work experience at The Racing Post.

"I won with my short story 'The 2.20 at Wetherby' which is about an old man with dementia who hallucinates visions of horses."