Preakness Superstitions: Maryland Jockey Club Provides Misspelled Saddle Towel

by | 05.08.2014 | 5:59pm
Misspelled California Chrome saddle towel, intended for use in training for the Derby

In case California Chrome's connections are superstitious, the Maryland Jockey Club has provided them with both a standard saddle towel and a misspelled one for the upcoming Preakness Stakes.

The misspelled option is a reference to a Derby week debacle in which the horse's training towel read “Califorina Chrome.”

According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, such mistakes are relatively common–Pimlico's Georganne Hale recalled that Bernardini won the Preakness with a towel which read “Bernadini.”

Read more at the Louisville Courier-Journal

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