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Sunday, May 6, 2007

To the Victor Goes the Glory...And the Perks!

Bloodhorse reports that Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel and his fiancé Lisa Funk have been invited to the white-tie state dinner tomorrow night (May 7) honoring Queen Elizabeth II. Nice to know there will be someone interesting for Her Majesty to converse with, even if he is a coon-ass.

In case you missed it, Marty McGee did a nice story about Borel in the Daily Racing Form (where his brother calls themselves coon-asses, so don't freakout about my using the term). Not exactly a model for others in terms of his abandonment of schooling (and his resulting illiteracy), but certainly something to learn about tenacity and love of life and horseracing.