A homecoming parade is taking place in the home town of Grand National winner Ryan Mania this evening.
Residents in Galashiels, in the Scottish Borders, are being given the chance to welcome home the 23-year-old champion jockey.
Mr Mania, who became the first Scottish jockey to win the National since 1896, is expected to be released from hospital today after sustaining injuries from a fall at Hexham on Sunday (7th April).
Grand National winning-rider Ryan Mania spoke to ITV News before suffering a nasty fall during his race at Hexham today. Mania said that he "dreaded" to think of "what he would be doing, if he wasn't doing this".
The Clerk of Hexham Racecourse, James Armstrong says jockey Ryan Mania is conscious after being airlifted to hospital following a nasty fall during racing this afternoon.
A spokesman for the Great North Air Ambulance has said Grand National jockey winner Ryan Mania is in a "stable condition" after he suffered a serious fall in Hexham today:
Around 25 minutes after the race at Hexham, 23-year-old Ryan Mania was still being treated on the track by medics. Witnesses say covers have been put up, there is a delay to racing and an air ambulance has arrived.
After his victory at the Grand National Ryan Mania said: "There's no words to describe it, I got a dream ride all the way - I couldn't believe my luck. I couldn't fault the old horse.
"He was second in the Scottish National last year and I thought I should stay loyal to him and thank God I did. I never really had an anxious moment, he made a couple of mistakes, that's all."
Ryan Mania added: "I knew he was capable, even though he hadn't been running well. This is always his time of year, but you couldn't be confident. Two years ago I gave up for six months because the rides had dried up, but Sue and Harvey took me in.
"I realise this will change my life, but I can't go too mad tonight because I am at Hexham tomorrow."