Santana, Diodoro, M and M Racing Capture Oaklawn Meet Titles

Oaklawn champions crowned during the Hot Springs, Ark., track’s 57-day meeting that ended Saturday included jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. (60 victories), trainer Robertino Diodoro (52 victories) and owner M and M Racing (27 victories).

It was the seventh local riding title for Santana, who was also had a meet-high $3,646,663 in purse earnings.

Diodoro captured his first Oaklawn training title, holding off perennial champion Steve Asmussen (48 victories). Diodoro became only the fourth trainer in Oaklawn history to reach 50 victories in a season.

Asmussen led all trainers in purse earnings ($4,088,116).

M and M Racing (Mike and Mickala Sisk) captured its third consecutive title and also topped all owners in purse earnings ($973,372).

Town Champ (four) was the meet’s winningest horse. The were 366 claims at the meet, totaling $6,754,250.

Dates for the resumption of live racing at Oaklawn haven’t been announced.

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