Clydesdale Baby Mac shows us his “Full Frontal”! Fans want to know if Mac is going to be featured at halftime this Sunday!
Is the “Full Frontal” a teaser for horse lovers? Is there a Super Bowl commercial in store for Mac, along with the other Budweiser Clydesdales this year?
Clydesdale baby ‘Mac’ of the famous Budweiser team had better start shining his horseshoes. Already a celebrity at only a week old, Mac may be starting his walk of fame at the Super Bowl.
On Tuesday, January 26, Warm Springs Ranch welcomed a brand new Budweiser Clydesdale colt, just in time for the 2016 Super Bowl. Anheuser-Busch reports that the new baby’s name is Mac.
A strapping, robust colt in the traditional color of bay with white chrome, Mac will join a herd of over 160 other Clydesdales inducted into the Budweiser family. The ranch’s Supervisor John Soto is already calling him a “perfect prospect” for the iconic equine team.
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Mac has been featured on a host of news stations and in the first hours of life, is already a celebrity.
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Warm Springs Ranch is a sprawling 300-acre farm in Boonville, Missouri. It boasts a state-of-the-art breeding facility, where between 30 and 40 foals are born each season. Those that are bay in color and sporting the proper markings — the four white socks and full blazed face — are candidates for a future with the team and potential stars in the creative Super Bowl commercials.
And yet, despite its imposing stature, the breed is known as “the Gentle Giant.” Generally standing over 16 to 18 hands tall (64 to 72 inches or 163 to 183 cm) and weighing 1,800 to 2,000 pounds, this stately, compelling draft horse is known for its amiable disposition. The Clydesdale descends from the Great Flemish Horse, bred by farmers who lived along the River Clyde in Scotland. The Clydesdales became linked to the Busch family in 1933.
“Beaten and battered by the Great Depression, the USA needed a sign of better days to come. It came when Prohibition was repealed. The entire country was making merry. That spring, two brothers, August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch III, who were descended from a line of brewery owners, planned a special surprise for their father. They gifted August Busch, Sr. with a six-horse-hitch: His first Clydesdales.”
“Following their visit to the Capitol, they toured the Midwest, serving up goodwill — and beer — as they went.”
The rest, as they say, is history.
- He must be a gelding at least four years of age.
- He must stand 72 inches at the shoulder when fully mature.
- He must weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds.
- He must have a bay coat, four white legs, a white blaze, and a black mane and tail.
For someone at his tender age, one out of four ain’t bad.
[Image via Anheuser-Busch]