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Disappointment for West Yorkshire trainer

Now, there was no repeat of last year's win on Aurora's Encore for Yorkshire trainer Sue Smith and jockey Ryan Mania in this year's Grand National.

Today Mania was aboard Mr Moonshine, and led seven fences from home, but couldn't quicken in the run-in.

Mr Moonshine finished well behind the winner Pineau de Re. Mrs Smith's other entry, Vintage Star, and Rose of the Moon, trained near Thirsk, both failed to finish.

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Excitement builds for the Grand National

Thousands of racing fans will watch and bet on the Grand National today, as an estimated 500 to 600 million people watch the race in over 140 countries, according to Aintree.

Bingley stable hoping for repeat Grand National success

Saturday is the biggest day in the horse racing calendar - Grand National day. And for one stable in West Yorkshire it's a very special first anniversary.

Trainer Sue Smith, from Bingley, celebrated her first ever winner at the Grand National last year, and this time around she is aiming to ensure lightning can strike twice as she enters two horses into this year's showpiece event at Aintree.

Chris Dawkes went to see their preparations:

Putting on the style at Ladies Day

Ladies Day at the Ebor Festival Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Big hats and fancy frocks are the order of the day today at York's Knavesmire Racecourse. It is Ladies Day at the Ebor Festival and here are some of racegoers in their finery.

Ladies Day at the Ebor Festival Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Ladies Day at the Ebor Festival Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Ladies Day at the Ebor Festival Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Ladies Day at the Ebor Festival Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Ladies Day at the Ebor Festival Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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Jockey Ryan Mania 'can remember it all' after fall

After being discharged from hospital Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania said he was, "feeling a bit tired and a bit sore, but other than that I'm doing OK. Nothing serious."

He also described what he could remember from his fall in the Hexham on Sunday:

Asked if he should have been riding so soon after his National win Mania said: "it's my job to ride"

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