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Dallas Mullaney, of the Calgary Grey Cup Committee, rides Kola the horse into the Chateau Lacombe Crowne Plaza hotel in Edmonton on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010.
Dallas Mullaney, of the Calgary Grey Cup Committee, rides Kola the horse into the Chateau Lacombe Crowne Plaza hotel in Edmonton on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010.
(John Ulan/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Stampeder fans want to ride horses into Toronto's posh Royal York hotel

The first Grey Cup hoisted by the Calgary Stampeders, in 1948, was accompanied by epic celebrations, a bacchanalian cross-country train trip and, famously, horses being ridden into the posh Royal York in downtown Toronto.

Stamps supporters had been hoping to re-create Thursday morning that legendary moment, part of a series of parties and events intended to bring a taste of the west to central Canada.