A HORSE named in memory of an award-winning stablehand from Otley will take part in her first race next week.

Pam's Angel will compete in the 2.20pm at Nottingham on Tuesday, May 22.

The horse was named after stablehand - and registered trainer and owner - Pam Winterburn.

Pam died on July 21, 2014, aged 44 amidst claims of workplace bullying. An inquest concluded that she had taken her life near her home in Soham, Cambridgeshire after being treated by various employers with a 'lack of compassion'.

Her mother, retired Otley health worker Lyn Marshall, has been working to combat bullying within horse racing ever since - and sees Pam's Angel as a great way to publicise those efforts.

She said: "We're very excited because we've got her booked in for her first race now, and a French champion jockey, Gerald Mossé, is going to ride her.

"A good English jockey has also been in touch to say he knew Pam and would be honoured to ride with us.

"So it seems people are definitely starting to hear about our cause and things are starting to happen."

Lyn owns Pam's Angel in partnership with her trainer, Mohamed Moubarak, who is also determined to shine a light on the problem of workplace bullying.