PHOENIX — Budweiser's iconic Clydesdale horses are headed to the Valley in time for Spring Training.
The red hitch and horses are scheduled to visit four of the Valley's Spring Training baseball stadiums, and Turf Paradise, the Phoenix horse racing track, between February 28 - March 9, 2019, according to a spokesperson and an online schedule.
They will be at each location for two hours. People will be able to take photos with the horses and hitch and ask their handlers questions, a spokesperson said.
On March 1, the horses will visit Salt River Fields at Talking Stick where the Arizona Diamondbacks will take on the Chicago Cubs. A D-backs spokesperson said the horses would perform a lap around the field before the game starts. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m.
The horses will visit Turf Paradise on March 2. They will arrive at noon and be available for viewing on the east end of the facility. The horses will run a lap around the main track after the second race, a news release said.
The horses also have scheduled stops at Sloan Park, Tempe Diablo Stadium and Surprise Stadium.
Here is where the horses are scheduled to be:
March 1: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
March 2: Turf Paradise, 1 p.m.
March 3: Sloan Park, noon
March 5: Tempe Diablo Stadium, noon
March 7: Surprise Stadium, noon
March 8: TBD
March 9: TBD
The horses have been part of Budweiser's branding since 1933 and appeared in several Super Bowl commercials.