Charles Town’s Leading Jockey Araujo Injured During Morning Training; Out Up To Six Weeks

Without racing in West Virginia, Charles Town’s leading rider Denis Araujo has been going in to the track a few mornings each week to maintain his business and stay fit in these uncertain times.

Last week, a horse Araujo was riding flipped over when coming off the racetrack. The horse was not injured in the incident. Araujo was a bit sore, but took a couple days off and felt ready to resume riding. After galloping horses on Saturday, however, Araujo knew something was wrong and went to get an x-ray.

“He has a fracture in his foot,” said agent Marcus Judy. “They are telling him four to six weeks.”

No one is sure when racing at Charles Town will resume again.

Araujo, a native of Uruguay, was on track to have the best year of his young career when the injury occurred. Last year was a personal best for the jockey when he won 80 races – through the first three months of 2020, Araujo won with 46 of his 233 mounts, clocking a 20-percent win rate.

“He’s pretty new here, about a year, and I’ve only been an agent 2.5 years,” said Judy. “Hopefully he heals up in time for when we open.   He’s having a pretty solid year so far.”

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