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Jockey Mania's victory parade

Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania has returned to his home town of Galashiels for a victory parade. Earlier today the jockey was released from hospital following a fall at Hexham the day after the National.

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All is going to be well, says hurt jockey’s trainer

Sue and Harvey Smith train Grand National winner Auroras Encore. Credit: Daybreak

Sue Smith, who trains Grand National winner Auroras Encore, says jockey Ryan Mania is going to recover from the injury he sustained in a nasty fall at Hexham.

She told Daybreak: “It wasn’t so good there for an hour but… thankfully it looks as though all is going to be well.”

She added: “[It] looked to be a very unfortunate fall, it was another horse that’s trodden on him.”

Husband Harvey said: “These lads fall every other day so he’ll soon bounce back.

"It’s part of the job.”

Mania guided outsider Auroras Encore to a shock victory at Aintree racecourse on Saturday.

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