09/23/2006 11:00PM

Kentucky Downs reschedules again for Tuesday


Kentucky Downs has pushed back its Kentucky Cup turf series yet another day because of wet weather, delaying until Tuesday a 13-race card that initially had been rescheduled for Monday.

Ryan Driscoll, general manager at the Franklin, Ky., track, said an unrelenting Saturday deluge left the turf-only course too wet to attempt to run as quickly as Monday.

"Safety comes first," said Driscoll.

The Monday card fully displaces the Tuesday card, which will not be made up. As scheduled, the Kentucky Downs meet ends Tuesday.

Four stakes, including three in the Kentucky Cup turf series, will lead off the Tuesday card. First post is noon Central. The Kentucky Cup turf races originally had been scheduled for Saturday.

The Turfway Park version of the Kentucky Cup - five races worth $825,000 - will be run Saturday in Florence, Ky.