Grand National winner Ryan Mania has spoken exclusively to ITV News Border after being discharged from hospital in Newcastle.
The 23-year-old has returned home to Galashiels to celebrate his weekend win and his ongoing recovery.
Watch the full interview and report below.
Ryan Mania is to remain in hospital after falling from his horse at Hexham racecourse in Northumberland.
The Grand National winning jockey is being treated in hospital in Newcastle following the accident on Sunday April 7th.
His condition is comfortable.
The Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania is in a 'comfortable' condition after falling from a horse the day after celebrating the biggest win of his career.
The 23-year-old was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastleafter falling during a race in Hexham in Northumberland on Sunday April 8th.
He suffered neck and back injuries after falling from his gelding, Stagecoach Jasper, at the St John Lee Handicap Hurdle, his first race since riding Auroras Encore to victory at Aintree the day before.
Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania has fallen whilst competing in a race meeting at Hexham, Northumberland.
The 23-year-old, from Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, fell whilst riding Stagecoach Jasper in the 3:10pm race. Our ITV reporter says he's been down since.
Mania won the main event at Aintree on Saturday riding Yorkshire-based horse Auroras Encore.
Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania has told ITV News that he's just as happy to race at Hexham as he was at Aintree yesterday.
The 23-year-old said he drove back to his hometown of Galashiels last night to a heroes welcome at his local rugby club, but only stayed briefly as he's competing at Hexham this afternoon.
He added that he only got one hour of sleep last night because he was so excited after his victory.
This year's Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania has arrived at Hexham Racecourse, in Northumberland for today's race meeting.
The 23-year-old, from Galashiels, won Sunday's big race at Aintree riding Yorkshire-based runner Auroras Encore. Mania will be competing in two races at Hexham this afternoon
Grand National winner Ryan Mania returned to Galashiels rugby club last night to celebrate his victory.