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CINCINNATI - Giant horses plodding down a Westwood street caused an understandable commotion on Easter Sunday.
A team of eight Budweiser Clydesdale horses joined by King, their famous Dalmatian partner, had a special delivery to make to a lucky Cincinnati Reds fan.
"I was actually helping my mom move (when they called)," winner Jason Goldschmidt said. "(A Budweiser representative) called me back and said ‘I have some fantastic news, you won. The Clydesdales are coming to your house. I was in complete shock."
Goldschmidt and his wife, Liz, entered a contest to win the tickets and a visit from the Budweiser Clydesdales on the Reds Facebook page .
They weren't sure if they would go to Opening Day this year, but a team of horses, Mr. Redlegs and a gathering of friends and neighbors made up their minds.
"We didn't know if we were going to go this year so we were going to camp out for tickets, so when we won the tickets it was very exciting," Liz said.
The swag they received includes Opening Day tickets and money to spend at Great American Ball Park.
It's not the first Opening Day game for the couple either; in fact it's Jason's eighth time in a row attending the event.
For Goldschmidt, who hitched a ride with the famous horses down his street, seeing the animals was his favorite part about winning the contest.
"These Clydesdales, they're absolutely amazing animals," Jason said. "They're beautiful."
The horses came to Cincinnati by way of St. Louis. Some of them have been featured in Budweiser commercials, said Handler Rudy Helmuth.
You can see more photos from the event by visiting a photo gallery on WCPO's Facebook page or visiting the following link: http://ow.ly/jBWpf .
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