LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - How would you say it? Califor, califor, wait, yeah.
What's in a name?
If you're the favorite in the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby, and you arrive to a throng of press just waiting to snap your picture and Churchill Downs hands you a saddle cloth with your name misspelled – well then everything, everything in in that name.
So goes the story for California Chrome.
These types of things can happen all the time. They're innocent mistakes and at least Art Sherman is getting a good laugh out of it.
Yes, the horse's trainer is taking it all in stride.
"You know that might be an idea we'll put it on ebay and see what we can get," Sherman said.
"It was an innocent mistake, I think everyone can relate that mistakes and it as rectified this morning. California chrome's new saddle towel is already here,"
We didn't see the new cloth when California Chrome stretched his legs Tuesday morning, but we did see how the picture of the original had been shared time and time again on Twitter #NoRespect.
We know Churchill Downs designs these saddle towels and sends it off to a manufacturer to make. But track leaders are not saying at which point this typo came in and how many hands it went through before it got to the horse.
Most race fans seem understanding
"Hey let it be," fan Steve Taylor said.
Saying it won't change the way they bet.
And if this derby contender lives up to all the hype, then they'll certainly get his name right in the winner's circle.