Winning jockey returns home

Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania has spoken exclusively to ITV News Border after leaving hospital and returning home after his fall at the Hexham Races.

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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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