Budweiser Foal; ‘Hope’ Is Winning Name For Super Bowl Ad

By iScienceTimes Staff on February 5, 2013 4:04 PM EST

Budweiser foal
Meet Hope, the newest member of Budweiser's Clydesdale team. (Photo: YouTube)

The Budweiser foal made famous in their recent Super Bowl ad finally has a name, "Hope." Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday that its contest to find a name for the foal born Jan. 16 at the company's Clydesdale ranch generated more than 60,000 tweets, Facebook comments and other messages. The name "Hope" isn't attributed to one particular person because it was suggested by numerous people in the contest to name the Budweiser foal. Here's the ad, in case you missed it.

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The ad featuring the Budweiser foal was the highest-ranked ad among viewers, according to USA Today's Ad Meter.

"That was absolutely heart-warming," Tyler Stocks, an Ad Meter panelist told USA Today. "When I think of Budweiser, I think Clydesdale horses."

Hope, the Budweiser foal, only made a brief appearance in the ad, and the delicate baby seen in the ad is already a memory to her trainers who told the Washington Post that the Budweiser foal now weighs 200 pounds. Full-grown, Hope, the Budweiser Foa,l will be a majestic 2,000-pound Clydesdale. And the Budweiser foal is no longer the baby on the Clydesdale ranch. Two more Budweiser foals have been born since Hope was filmed for the Super Bowl spot, and two more are expected in the near future. Employees who work on Budweiser's Clydesdale ranch told Missouri's KCRA that they are pleased with the ad and how it represents the work they do.

"We are the largest Clydesdale breeders in the world, and we have about 175 horses around the U.S. and we wanted to tell that story of our heritage and our tradition," said Jeff Napper, the general manager of the Clydesdale operation. "We hope they see the care that we give the horses and the quality and pride we take in the horses and the company and heritage that Budweiser has."

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