11/12/2015 2:16PM

Soft turf key factor in Red Smith


The Grade 3, $250,000 Red Smith Handicap on Saturday is the last graded turf stakes of the New York season, and in view of some recent rainy weather, it probably will be contested over a non-firm course with considerable give in the ground. The 1 3/8-mile race brings together a field of nine for the turf, along with one dirt-only entrant.