Mid-Atlantic Runners Make Like the USPS To Kick Off 2014


Frigid in New York. Balmy in Florida. Warm, cold, rain, shine, north, south, Aqueduct, Gulfstream.

On the first weekend of 2014, racing interests with Mid-Atlantic connections were kind of like the U.S. Postal Service: nothing kept them from their appointed rounds, and several kicked off the new year with a trip to the winner’s circle.

An unexpected escape from the wintry north took me to south Florida, but even when I wasn’t looking for them, reminders of the Mid-Atlantic kept turning up.

Last Thursday, the advance for Saturday’s Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct got my attention when it dropped into my inbox during a trek down the Florida Turnpike. (I was a passenger, not driving.)

“Camille Claudel?” I thought, looking at the entrants. “There’s a horse named after a French sculptress?”

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