05/17/2017 3:20PM

Lone Star, Sam Houston offer day programs on Preakness Day


Lone Star Park and Sam Houston will both have afternoon cards Saturday to complement the simulcast of the Preakness. Lone Star will start at 1:35 p.m. Central, while Sam Houston will get its Quarter Horse action underway at 1 p.m. Central.

 Sam Houston has a pair of notable stakes Saturday, the Grade 3, $70,020 Texas Juvenile Challenge and the $55,260 Texas Derby Challenge. The winners of the races earn berths into the respective Grade 2, $130,000 Juvenile Challenge Championship and Grade 3, $180,000 Derby Challenge Championship, both Oct. 14 at Prairie Meadows.

 Sam Houston closes out its Quarter Horse meet Monday.

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* Will Rogers Downs near Tulsa will close out its Thoroughbred meet on Saturday. The track is putting on a 10-race card led by a pair of allowances for horses bred in Oklahoma.   

* Champion Strawberry Silk, winner of the 1989 All American Futurity, died Sunday in Oklahoma, according to a press release from Ruidoso Downs. She was 30.