The Newest Budweiser Clydesdale Foal is Mac, and He’s Adorable


Mac is a healthy, handsome newborn Clydesdale colt who was born right into the spotlight at 1:20 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26. As the newest member of the Budweiser Clydesdales herd at Warm Springs Ranch in Missouri, Mac is an instant celebrity.

Budweiser introduced the colt into the world with a press release on the day of his birth. Check out the first photos of this cute little guy.

Mac the Budweiser Clydesdale Colt


Mac the Budweiser Clydesdale Colt


Mac the Budweiser Clydesdale Colt


Mac the Budweiser Clydesdale Colt


Budweiser has run ad campaigns touting its “macro” status, differentiating itself from trendy microbreweries that have increased their market share in recent years. Mac’s name comes from that campaign. According to Budweiser:

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.

With Mac’s arrival so close to the Super Bowl, fans are undoubtedly wondering if they’ll be seeing the horses in another iconic ad this year. The Clydesdales will likely make an appearance, but probably not in the starring role they’ve had in the heartstring-tugging ads of the past few years. In fact, it looks like last year’s “Beer Run” ad has been given a bro-y voiceover to fit in with the company’s #ActLikeIt campaign.


Miss the cute dog-and-horse ads of past years? We do, too, and we’ve got you covered.

Watch recent Budweiser Clydesdales Super Bowl ads here.

Watch throwback Budweiser Clydesdales Super Bowl ads here.

Check out exclusive photos and video from the Budweiser Clydesdales’ visit to the 2015 CP National Horse Show here.

Leslie Potter is Sr. Associate Web Editor of Follow her on Twitter: @LeslieInLex.


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Leslie Potter is a graduate of William Woods University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science with a concentration in saddle seat riding and a minor in Journalism/Mass Communications. She is currently a writer and photographer in Lexington, KY.Potter worked as a barn manager and riding instructor and was a freelance reporter and photographer for the Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar and Saddle Horse Report before moving to Lexington to join Horse Illustrated as Web Editor from 2008 to 2019. Her current equestrian pursuits include being a grown-up lesson kid at an eventing barn and trail riding with her senior Morgan gelding, Snoopy.



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