July 4, 2014 12:59 pm

Thousands of cowpokes kick off Calgary Stampede at Sneak-A-Peek

The Canadian Press Images/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY- The Calgary Stampede’s annual Sneak-A-Peek night saw tens of thousands of cowpokes head down to the grounds.

Just over 32-thousand people passed through the gates at Stampede Park on Thursday night, to get a preview ahead of the official kickoff on Friday.

That’s compared to the nearly 27-thousand people who took in Sneak-A-Peek last year, when the weather wasn’t nearly as favourable.

The record for Sneak-A-Peek attendance was set back in 1992, when more than 89-thousand people visited the grounds.

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