BY NOW, EVERYONE is aware of Street Sense's memorable Kentucky Derby victory and the unbridled joy winning jockey Calvin Borel displayed in his postrace celebration.

Borel will continue to celebrate tonight when he attends a state dinner at the White House in honor of Queen Elizabeth II.

Borel's agent, Jerry Hissam, confirmed

yesterday that the jockey and his fiance, Lisa Funk, had been invited to the dinner, which will be hosted by President Bush and first

lady Laura Bush.

The queen and her husband Prince Philip, both horse racing enthusiasts,

attended Saturday's Derby

at Churchill Downs.

Borel is no prima donna as is evident by his tireless work schedule. He gets up at 5 a.m. daily, mucks stalls, gallop mounts and does whatever is

necessary to help his older brother Cecil, a trainer, run the barn.

After the Derby, Calvin jokingly said he "might take [yesterday] morning off."

We have a feeling he might take tomorrow off, too, after a night with the royals.

After all, it's not every day that a jockey

involved in the sport of kings gets to dine

with a queen.

Where have you gone Sandy Koufax?

The newly created Israel Baseball League held its draft last week and - in a symbolic tip of the cap - the Modi'in Miracle selected Sandy Koufax with the final pick.

The newly created Israel Baseball League held its draft last week and - in a symbolic tip of the cap - the Modi'in Miracle selected Sandy Koufax with the final pick.

The Jewish Daily Forward, which reported the story, was unable to reach the Hall of

Famer who last played professionally in 1966.

But the newspaper did reach Marty Appel,

a longtime public relations man for the New York Yankees who now is on the board of

advisers for the new league.

Appel said that he had heard that Koufax was "honored and amused." *

- Tom Mahon