Injured National jockey rides again

Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania has been declared fit enough to ride again after being injured at Hexham race meeting.

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Yorkshire jockey to have scan after race fall

Yorkshire Grand National-winning rider Ryan Mania will today undergo a precautionary MRI scan following his heavy fall at Hexham but then hopes to be able to leave hospital.

Mania, 23, was taken by air ambulance to hospital in Newcastle following yesterday's fall which came as he returned to action after winning the National on the Sue Smith-trained Auroras Encore at Aintree on Saturday.

The Scotsman was linking up once again with Bingley-based Smith in the St John Lee Handicap Hurdle, and his mount Stagecoach Jasper came down early on the final circuit.

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Video: Injury for Grand National winner

The jockey who rode the Yorkshire-trained Auroras Encore to victory in yesterday's Grand National, has been airlifted to hospital following a heavy fall this afternoon.

Ryan Mania who only this morning was on the moors above Bingley celebrating his historic victory with trainer Sue Smith fell in the third race at Hexham. Charlie Garforth reports.

Update: Ryan Mania is "conscious and talking"

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.

All I can say at the moment is he's conscious and talking and he is being taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle for further assessment. Hopefully all will be fine, but we won't have any more news until later.

– James Armstrong, Clerk, Hexham Racecourse

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Update: Ryan Mania 'stable'

Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania received what appeared to be a kick between his shoulder blades and was described as very sore before going to Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary for further assessment on neck and back injuries. He was reported to be in a stable condition.

Clare Balding: "Hope Mania is ok"

Racing pundit, Clare Balding has given her reaction to the news that Grand National winning jockey, Ryan Mania, has been airlifted to hospital after a heavy fall during racing this afternoon.

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