02/02/2005 12:00AM

Turfway cancels again


Turfway Park had to cancel its live racing yet again Wednesday night, although this one had nothing to do with weather.

A dump truck filled with sand struck a utility pole adjacent to the track Wednesday afternoon, causing a power outage throughout the track. This was the eighth time since the winter-spring meet began Jan. 1 that Turfway had canceled all or most of a program; the previous cancellations were caused by inclement weather. Since Jan. 20, Turfway has conducted just one full program.

Racing was scheduled to resume Thursday.

One victim of cancellation, the $50,000 Forego Stakes, originally scheduled for last weekend, will be run Friday.

The 6 1/2-furlong Forego appears to boil down to a rematch between the Deer Lake and Private Horde, the respective one-two finishers in the Jan. 2 Holiday Cheer at Turfway. Deer Lake may have a slight edge, if trainer Richard Kohnhorst is correct about his assumption that the speedy 6-year-old may be more fit than some of his rivals.

"Even in rough weather, we don't miss any training with him at High Point," Kohnhorst said of the training center east of Louisville where he is stabled this winter.

Four other older horses were entered in the Forego, including the uncoupled Bernie Flint entry of Danieltown and Paging.