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Clydesdale

a heavy powerful breed of carthorse, originally from Scotland

Clydesdale

 

a breed of draft horses, developed in the early 19th century in Scotland, in the valley of the Clyde River, by crossbreeding Scotch draft mares with Cleveland Bay, Flemish and Shire stallions. In the 19th century, Clydesdale horses were imported into Russia and bred in the Pochinok, Derkul, and Khrenovoe horse-breeding farms and in the Gavrilov Posad (formerly Vladimir) government stable. The Clydesdale stallions that were brought to Russia had an average height at the withers of 162 cm, a girth measurement of 194 cm, a bone measurement of 25.5 cm, and a liveweight of 900–1100 kg; the predominant colors were bay and brown. In the USSR, the Clydesdale horse was used for improving the domestic harness horses of Vladimir, Ivanovo, Ul’ianovsk, and Tambov oblasts and for developing a domestic breed of horse, the Vladimir draft horse. The Clydesdale is bred in Great Britain, the United States, Canada, Italy, South America, and Australia.

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NEW YORK -- Budweiser is putting its Clydesdales out to pasture for the holidays.
Straight from the horse's mouth: The Budweiser Clydesdales are here to stay and will continue to play a central role in our campaigns, including holidays and Super Bowl.
The Black Crown ads were made by Anomaly of New York, the same agency that made the wonderful Clydesdale spot--so much more appealing in every way.
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The Budweiser Clydesdales are an icon of the brand and have become an icon of the Super Bowl as well," said Brian Perkins, vice president, Budweiser.
The visit by the Clydesdales was a major event in town and crowds swelled as people followed them from bar to bar.
Those Clydesdales born with the proper markings for a Budweiser Clydesdale--a bay coat, a blaze of white on the face, four white stocking feet, and a black mane and tail--have a future spot on one of the Budweiser traveling hitches.
The breed started in Scotland in the 18th Century and Clydesdales were used extensively in Scotland and the North of England for transporting goods and for work in farming, forestry and shipyards.
LANCASTER - Among the biggest entries in today's Antelope Valley Fair parade are eight 2,000-pound Clydesdale draft horses, pulling a 19th-century Studebaker wagon.
It also marks another annual event celebrated by fans of the Budweiser Clydesdales - "opening day" at Warm Springs Ranch in mid-Missouri for public tours, where more than 35 baby Clydesdales are expected to be born in 2013.
Anheuser-Busch InBev's decision to cut its traditional Clydesdale ad from its Super Bowl ad line-up caused a mini tempest in advertising circles.