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Jockey Mania 'delighted' to be leaving hospital

Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania has expressed his delight at being released from hospital today.

A homecoming parade in his hometown of Galashiels in the Scottish Borders is scheduled for 7pm tonight.

Homecoming parade planned for Grand National winner

A homecoming parade for Grand National winner Ryan Mania is set to take place in his home town once he is released from hospital in Newcastle.

The jockey is currently in hospital after being injured in a fall during a race at Hexham, Northumberland, on Sunday.

The event in Galashiels, in the Scottish Borders, is expected to take place on Tuesday night and will start with a reception at a restaurant.

Mania will then embark on a parade through the town to greet residents.

The 23-year-old won Saturday's Grand National at Aintree on Auroras Encore.

However, after a heavy fall at Hexham, he was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

A Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust spokesman said he was comfortable and had undergone an MRI scan but there was no news about when he would be allowed to go home.

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Grand National winner Ryan Mania may be released from hospital

Ryan Mania celebrating on Auroras Encore after winning the Grand National Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

The jockey who won the Grand National is hoping to be released from hospital in Newcastle later. Ryan Mania was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary on Sunday after falling from a horse in Hexham. A celebration is planned in his hometown, Galashiels.

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Grand National jockey 'comfortable'

Ryan Mania speaking to ITV News before the accident at Hexham race course Credit: ITV News

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 winner falls at Hexham

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.

Mania as happy to race at Hexham as Aintree

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.

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