02/11/2004 12:00AM

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Jockey Carlos Marquez Jr., who suffered a partially collapsed lung and a hairline fracture to two ribs in a spill Jan. 24, won with his first ride back with Jill Rabbit ($18.60) in Wednesday's fifth race at Oaklawn. . . . Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., canceled its Wednesday card after rising temperatures caused the racing surface to thaw unevenly. Turfway expected to resume racing on Thursday. . . . New York City Off Track Betting Corporation, as well as a majority of regional OTB's across New York State, will sponsor the 2004 Big Apple Triple for 3-year-old New York-breds. The series features the $100,000 Mike Lee at Belmont, $150,000 New York Derby at Finger Lakes, and the $150,000 Albany at Saratoga.