01/31/2005 1:00AM

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Todd Kabel, Canada's Sovereign Award-winning jockey after leading in races and money won at Woodbine last year, has been named Manitoba's top male athlete of the year by the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters. Kabel, born in McCreary, Manitoba, also won the award in 1995. . . . Citing poor weather conditions, Turfway Park canceled its Sunday card. Racing was scheduled to resume Wednesday. . . . Snow, sleet and freezing rain in the area prompted Laurel management to cancel Sunday's nine-race card there. Racing was scheduled to resume Wednesday. . . . Trainer D. Wayne Lukas will be the keynote speaker at the Texas Thoroughbred Association's annual conference and awards banquet June 25. The awards, normally held in January, will coincide with the association's 50th anniversary celebration near Austin.