New Clydesdale colt welcomed into Budweiser family

BOONVILLE, Missouri (KTVI) -- For the last 10 years, John Soto has been keeping an eye open for any newborns at this Clydesdale farm.

“There is none of them that are exactly the same,” says John Soto, Breeding Farm Supervisor Warm Springs Ranch.  'This is where they're born.  This is the starting place of the Budweiser Clydesdales.”

This baby was born Sunday night at 7:30.

Just 18 hours later standing about 3 1/2 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds this unnamed Clydesdale is calling Warm Spring's Ranch home.

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We're on an exclusive tour at this facility near Boonville, Missouri celebrating its tenth anniversary.

“They carry them for 11 months and last night we had a newborn perfect colt big and strong,” says Soto.  “He'll go to Grant's Farm where he'll spend the next two and a half years bathing and washing legs, the things that'll be done to him for his entire life.  So, when he's three he'll go to Meramec New Hampshire which is our training facility.”

On our Monday afternoon visit to the 300-acre facility, there were more than 70 Clydesdales calling Warm Spring's Ranch home.

But the buzz around the barn was all about the baby welcomed into the King of Beers family.

“You're walking through the barn right where we work every day,” says Soto.  “You'e seeing the babies.  There's just nowhere else you're going to see the newborn babies but Warm Springs Ranch.”

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ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 12: The Budweiser Clydesdales circle the field during pre-game ceremonies prior to Game Two of the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - JULY 04: The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales (celebrating their 81st anniversary with Anheuser-Busch) appear at the Freedom & Fireworks Festival in Liberty State Park on July 4, 2014, where Budweiser also presented a $3 million donation to the Folds of Honor Foundation to benefit families of military killed or disabled in action. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Budweiser)
BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 23: The Budweiser Clydesdales walk on the track prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - JULY 04: The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales (celebrating their 81st anniversary with Anheuser-Busch) appear at the Freedom & Fireworks Festival in Liberty State Park on July 4, 2014, where Budweiser also presented a $3 million donation to the Folds of Honor Foundation to benefit families of military killed or disabled in action. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Budweiser)
The Budweiser Clydesdales parade in front of the grandstand prior to the 139th Preakness Stakes at Pilmico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (Robert K. Hamilton/Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: The Budweiser Clydesdales walk through Times Square during the USOC 100 Days Out 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Celebration at Times Square on October 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images for USOC)
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 27: The Budweiser clydesdale horses walk on the field prior to Game Four of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on October 27, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Lead Budweiser Clydesdale horses, 'Kelso,' left, and 'Pops,' stretch out before leading a hitch of six other Clydesdales on a public tour around the Anheuser-Busch tour center parking lot in Ft. Collins Wednesday afternoon. The Anheuser-Busch West Coast traveling hitch got a break from a strenuous travel schedule Wednesday to strut their stuff after returning from Los Angeles after filming a Super Bowl commercial. Hundreds of horse lovers gathered to get a rare glimpse of the team that used to be based in Ft. Collins, but now their stables and training program resides in New Hampshire. Andy Cross,The Denver Post (Photo By Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Driver of the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch, Dennis Knepp, sits high atop the wagon along with 'Brady' the Dalmatian while leading eight Clydesdales on a public tour around the Anheuser-Busch tour center parking lot in Ft. Collins Wednesday afternoon. The Anheuser-Busch West Coast traveling hitch got a break from a strenuous travel schedule Wednesday to strut their stuff after returning from Los Angeles after filming a Super Bowl commercial. Hundreds of horse lovers gathered to get a rare glimpse of the team that used to be based in Ft. Collins, but now their stables and training program resides in New Hampshire. Andy Cross,The Denver Post (Photo By Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Assistant superintendent for the west coast Budweiser Clydesdale team, Roman Raber, prepares eight Clydesdales for a public tour around the Anheuser-Busch tour center parking lot in Ft. Collins Wednesday afternoon. The Anheuser-Busch West Coast traveling hitch got a break from a strenuous travel schedule Wednesday to strut their stuff after returning from Los Angeles after filming a Super Bowl commercial. Hundreds of horse lovers gathered to get a rare glimpse of the team that used to be based in Ft. Collins, but now their stables and training program resides in New Hampshire. Andy Cross,The Denver Post (Photo By Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO -SEPTEMBER 6: The Budweiser Clydesdales make their way around the warning track prior to the St. Louis Cardinals playing against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium on September 6, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals beat the Brewers 4-2. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
A Clydesdale is prepped for a Budweiser commercial in Los Angeles, California, on November 18, 2008, for Super Bowl XLIII. (Photo by Budweiser/MCT/MCT via Getty Images)
The Budweiser Clydesdales trot past fans during the opening day ceremonies before the St. Louis Cardinals season opener against the New York Mets at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, Sunday, April 1, 2007. (Photo by Zia Nizami/Belleville News-Democrat/MCT via Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 19: The NASCAR Busch Series championship trophy is delivered by the Budweiser Clydesdales, prior to the start of the NASCAR Busch Series Ford 300 on November 19, 2005 at the Homestead Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)
ATLANTA - JUNE 25: Brian Jordan #33 of the Atlanta Braves warms up as the Budweiser Clydesdales parade around the field between innings of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Turner Field on June 25, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Braves won the game 5-4. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
392775 02: Boxer George Foreman plays with Brutus, one of the Budweiser Clydesdale horses, February 24, 2001 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Aimee Jeansonne Becka/Busch Gardens via Getty Images)
Budweiser beer co. sr. brand mgr. and son of CEO, August Busch IV, holding the reins to one of Budweiser's Clydesdale horses. (Photo by David E. Klutho/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
JAN 26 1987; Joe Ortega; Budweiser Clydesdale Witch; (Photo By Lyn Alweis/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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