world famous clydesdales appearing at parx saturday

Media Contact:
Keith Jones, Announcer - Parx Racing

The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales will make an appearance Saturday at Parx Racing as part of the huge Labor Day weekend at the Bensalem Race Track. The magnificent draft horses will parade at approximately 12:30PM, just after to the running of the day's first race.

The Clydesdales were first introduced to the public by Anheuser Busch in 1933 to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition. To qualify to be on a hitch pulling team, a Clydesdale must be at least four years old and stand at least 18 hands at the withers. He must be a gelding weighing between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds, be bay in color, have four white stocking feet and a white blaze down the face.

Transporting the ten horse teams require three 50-foot semis. The horses' comfort is enhanced with air-cushion suspension, thick rubber flooring and cameras that allow the drivers to watch the horses during transport.

Once again, they are expected to be on the track at around 12:30PM, just after the running of the first race on Saturday.