Clydesdale Star of Super Bowl Ad Is Newborn Foal

by | February 1, 2013 at 11:43 AM | Super Bowl

This young Clydesdale foal is the star of Budweiser's Super Bowl XLVII commercial (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

BOONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — For decades, Anheuser-Busch has used its famous Clydesdales in Super Bowl ads for Budweiser. The latest star is barely two weeks old.

A foal born Jan. 16 at Anheuser-Busch’s Warm Springs Ranch near the mid-Missouri town of Boonville is featured in an ad that will appear in Sunday’s game between the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers and AFC champion Baltimore Ravens.

The 60-second ad chronicles the bond a Clydesdale foal shares with his trainer. The foal was just a week old when the ad was filmed.

It marks the 23rd Super Bowl ad featuring the Clydesdales.

Budweiser recently launched its first-ever Twitter account, using the occasion to tweet the first photo of the newborn.

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