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  • Budweiser Clydesdales: A History

    Meet Hope, the newly named star of this year's Budweiser Clydesdale Super Bowl ad. Budweiser held a naming contest for the female foal before the big game. After receiving over 60,000 suggestions from fans, the company announced "Hope" as the winning name on Feb. 5, 2013. Other names included "Landslide" and "Stevie," nods to the commercial's song, "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks.
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  • Budweiser Clydesdale History

    For 80 years, Clydesdale horses have been more than the Anheuser-Busch mascot. They have been part of the family. "Nightline" was give a first look at the company's multimillion-dollar operation that breeds, feeds and trains the massive horses. Shown here is a photo of two Clydesdales at Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, Missouri.
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  • Budweiser Clydesdale History

    Anheuser-Busch's Clydesdale connection to the Budweiser brand traces back to 1933 when August Busch Jr. surprised his father by having the majestic horses parade down a St. Louis street carrying beer to celebrate the end of Prohibition. This 1933 photo shows a six-horse hitch pulling a loaded wagon with the St. Louis stables in the background.
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  • Budweiser Clydesdale History

    This 1934 photo shows a Budweiser wagon with a six-horse hitch riding in front of the Anheuser Busch brewery buildings.
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  • Budweiser Clydesdale History

    Anheuser-Busch has been breeding Clydesdales since 1940. In this photo, which was taken around the 1940s, Clydesdales are being loaded into Budweiser horse trailers outside the St. Louis stables.
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  • Budweiser Clydesdale History

    This 1949 photo shows the Budweiser Clydesdales pulling a Missouri float in support of Harry S. Truman in a Washington, D.C. parade. Today, Anheuser-Busch has about 200 Clydesdales in its herd, with about half of them at Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, Missouri.
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  • Budweiser Clydesdale History

    Full Clydesdale hitch is shown in this photo taken between 1980-2000. Budweiser's Clydesdale operation breeds 43 horses a year. The goal is to have 10 future show horses born each year, and only male horses are eligible.
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  • Budweiser Clydesdale History

    Full Clydesdale hitch shown in this photo taken between 1980-2000. Jeff Knapper, who runs the company's horse operation, said there are "very stringent requirements" to be a Budweiser show Clydesdale. "They must have a white blaze, a black mane and tail ... and four white stocking feet," he said. Some that don't make the cut are sold for roughly $5,000 apiece. Others are kept for breeding.
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  • Budweiser Clydesdale History

    Full Clydesdale hitch shown in this photo taken between 1980-2000. Don't be fooled by their mammoth sizes. Jeff Knapper said the horses have a sweet disposition. "They are very friendly, they are called 'gentle giants,'" he said. "Whether you are a little kid or 80 years old, the emotion, and seeing these animals, it's awesome."
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