By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– The National Western Stock Show Grand Champion and Reserve Champion took center stage at the Brown Palace in decades-long tradition. On Friday, Yeller was featured at the posh hotel for high tea.

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The Grand Champion Yeller from Iowa and Reserve Champion Bacardi from Texas enjoyed fine dining. Both were raised by teens who spent a lot of time with them.

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“This is a long-standing tradition. This is the 116th National Western Stock Show. And the Brown Palace has always been a great partner and allow us to come down and have the spirits here and people get the pictures taken with it,” said National Western Board Member Bruce Wagner.

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The National Western Stock Show features their prized bull in the middle of the formal dining room every year before the auction.

Jennifer McRae