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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Pictures: Mania celebrates moments before his fall

Ryan Mania, the jockey who rode Yorkshire's Auroras Encore to Grand National glory spent the day celebrating his victory, before his nasty fall at Hexham.

Grand National winning jockey, Ryan Mania, just minutes before his fall at Hexham Credit: ITV News
Ryan Mania, who spent the day carrying out interviews following yesterday's win, fell just minutes after these pictures were taken. Credit: ITV News

The 23 year old scotsman was airlifted to hospital after coming off his mount in the 3:10. He was riding another of Bingley Moor trainer, Sue Smith's horses, Stagecoach Jasper.

National winning jockey suffers fall

An air ambulance was called to Hexham as Grand National-winning rider Ryan Mania had anything but a dream return to action when he suffered a nasty fall.

The Scotsman, who steered Yorkshire's Auroras Encore to a famous 66-1 success at Aintree on Saturday, was linking up once again with Bingley trainer Sue Smith in the St John Lee Handicap Hurdle.

However, his mount Stagecoach Jasper came down early on the final circuit. Some 25 minutes after the race the 23-year-old Mania was still being attended to on the track by medics. With the covers up, there was a delay to racing following the arrival of the air ambulance.

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Yorkshire horse wins Grand National 2013

Auroras Encore has become the first Yorkshire winner of the Grand National for 53 years. The 11 year old, trained by Sue Smith - the wife of former showjumper Harvey at their stables high on the Yorkshire moors above Bingley - was well placed throughout.

He jumped well clear at the last to win comfortably by nine lengths at 66-1. A notable achievement too for jockey Ryan Mania, riding in his first National.

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