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Budweiser Clydesdales welcome a new baby

Meet the newest horse to join the Budweiser Clydesdale family.

Story highlights

  • The Budweiser Clydesdales herd is welcoming a new addition
  • Mac, the first foal of the year, arrived just before Super Bowl 50

(CNN)The Budweiser family just got a little bigger.

The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales, the draft horses that are featured in Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company's marketing campaigns, have welcomed a new foal.
    Mac, the little horse that's drawing attention from social media fans, was born Tuesday in Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, Missouri. He's the first foal of 2016 to join Anheuser-Busch's herd of more than 160 horses.
    "Mac's name is a nod to the iconic legacy of the Budweiser Clydesdales, the most macro of all icons, representing Budweiser's quality for more than 80 years," Anheuser-Busch said in a statement.
    Mac will train to become a Budweiser Clydesdale in Boonville, Missouri.
    The new foal will live at Warm Springs Ranch and train to become part of the Budweiser Clydesdales team. The company's tradition of featuring Clydesdales began in 1933. The horses were a gift from August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father in celebration of the end of Prohibition.
    The Budweiser Clydesdales have become a fixture in some of the company's most heartwarming commercials.
    He might be a little young for television, but Mac's arrival is just in time for Super Bowl 50.