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Calgary Stampede sets new attendance record

If you thought there were a lot more people than usual at the Stampede this year, you're right.

More than 1.4 million people walked through the turnstiles for the centennial party

The 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede set a new attendance record for the 10-day event. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

If you thought there were a lot more people than usual at the Stampede this year, you're right.

The centennial Calgary Stampede set a new attendance record of 1,409,371.  

Nine consecutive days of sun and heat meant that by Saturday night the Stampede had already exceeded the previous record of 1,262,518.  

And in spite of the rain on Sunday, another 110,168 final-day visitors pushed the record well over the top.   

The previous record was set in 2006.  

Spokeswoman Jennifer Booth says the Stampede is thrilled with this year's results.