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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.

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Homecoming parade for National winning jockey

A homecoming parade is taking place in the home town of Grand National winner Ryan Mania this evening.

Residents in Galashiels, in the Scottish Borders, are being given the chance to welcome home the 23-year-old champion jockey.

Mr Mania, who became the first Scottish jockey to win the National since 1896, is expected to be released from hospital today after sustaining injuries from a fall at Hexham on Sunday (7th April).


  1. Ben Chapman - ITV News Reporter

Jockey Mania to leave hospital ‘today or tomorrow’

Ryan Mania (third right) celebrates winning the Grand National. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania will leave hospital today or tomorrow, the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle has said.

A hospital spokesman said: “Ryan Mania hasn’t had his MRI scan yet but it will happen sometime today.

“Depending on the timing and results of that scan, he will be released today or tomorrow.”

His condition has been described by the hospital as comfortable.

A homecoming parade in his hometown of Galashiels in the Scottish Borders is scheduled for 7pm tonight - and the plan is still for it to go ahead.

  1. Debi Edward - ITV Scotland Correspondent

National jockey to stay in hospital for another night

Auroras Encore in his stable with jockey Ryan Mania. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A hospital in Newcastle says Ryan Mania is comfortable and in good spirits but he will remain in for another night as precautionary measure.

He is still to have his MRI but it too is being done as a precaution.

Mania looks to have escaped serious injury from his fall at Hexham yesterday.

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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