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Stampeders fans bring horse to Royal York hotel

Fletcher Armstrong
Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee, rides his horse, Marty, in the front foyer of the Royal York hotel Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 in Toronto. Calgary Stampeders will play the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League Grey Cup Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick (Sean Kilpatrick)
Fletcher Armstrong
Marty the Horse signs the Royal York Hotel Guestbook as he is ridden by Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee, in the front foyer of the Royal York hotel Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 in Toronto. Calgary Stampeders will play the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League Grey Cup Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick (Sean Kilpatrick)
Fletcher Armstrong
Fletcher Armstrong and the Calgary Grey Cup committee, give a cheer after Marty the horse visited the Royal York Hotel front foyer on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 in Toronto. Calgary Stampeders will play the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League Grey Cup Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick (Sean Kilpatrick)
Royal York horse
Fans and media surround the Royal York hotel in Toronto on Thursday as Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee rides his horse, Marty, to the hotel entrance. (Andrew Bucholtz/Yahoo! Sports)
Royal York horse
Fans and media surround the Royal York hotel in Toronto on Thursday as Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee rides his horse, Marty, to the hotel entrance. (Andrew Bucholtz/Yahoo! Sports)
Royal York horse
Fans and media surround the Royal York hotel in Toronto on Thursday as Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee rides his horse, Marty, to the hotel entrance. (Andrew Bucholtz/Yahoo! Sports)
Royal York horse
Fans and media surround the Royal York hotel in Toronto on Thursday as Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee rides his horse, Marty, to the hotel entrance. (Andrew Bucholtz/Yahoo! Sports)
Royal York horse
Fans and media surround the Royal York hotel in Toronto on Thursday as Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee rides his horse, Marty, to the hotel entrance. (Andrew Bucholtz/Yahoo! Sports)
Royal York horse
Fans and media surround the Royal York hotel in Toronto on Thursday as Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee rides his horse, Marty, to the hotel entrance. (Andrew Bucholtz/Yahoo! Sports)
Royal York horse
Fans and media surround the Royal York hotel in Toronto on Thursday as Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee rides his horse, Marty, to the hotel entrance. (Andrew Bucholtz/Yahoo! Sports)
Royal York horse
Fans and media surround the Royal York hotel in Toronto on Thursday as Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee rides his horse, Marty, to the hotel entrance. (Andrew Bucholtz/Yahoo! Sports)
Royal York horse
Fans and media surround the Royal York hotel in Toronto on Thursday as Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee rides his horse, Marty, to the hotel entrance. (Andrew Bucholtz/Yahoo! Sports)
Royal York horse
Fans and media surround the Royal York hotel in Toronto on Thursday as Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee rides his horse, Marty, to the hotel entrance. (Andrew Bucholtz/Yahoo! Sports)
Royal York horse
Fans and media surround the Royal York hotel in Toronto on Thursday as Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee rides his horse, Marty, to the hotel entrance. (Andrew Bucholtz/Yahoo! Sports)
Royal York horse
Fans and media surround the Royal York hotel in Toronto on Thursday as Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee rides his horse, Marty, to the hotel entrance. (Andrew Bucholtz/Yahoo! Sports)
Royal York horse
Reporters and photographers surround a Calgary Stampeder rider and horse outside the Royal York Hotel in Toronto on Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. By tradition, the Stampeders try to sneak a horse in a hotel when the team vies for the Grey Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz (Ryan Remiorz)
Fletcher Armstrong
Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee rides his horse, Marty, past the Royal York hotel Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 in Toronto. Calgary Stampeders will play the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League Grey Cup Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz (Ryan Remiorz)

The 'Showdown at the Royal York' ended Thursday when a fan rode a black horse up to the hotel, but was denied entry to the lobby. Later in the day, the hotel had a change of heart and allowed the horse into the lobby.