Bud foal named Hope

The three-week-old star of Budweiser's Super Bowl ad now 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 in mid-Missouri generated more than 60,000 tweets, Facebook comments and other messages. Other suggestions were nods to the song featured in the commercial, including Landslide, the name of the song, and Stevie. for Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks. The ad chronicles the bond between a Clydesdale foal and its trainer. Anheuser-Busch has released a two-minute version on YouTube. The commercial ranked No. 1 on USA Today's Ad Meter. The horse proved to have some acting chops: Though a female, she played a male in the 60-second spot "Brotherhood." The foal weighs 200 pounds and will be roughly 2,000 pounds when she is grown.

- Associated Press

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