Stallion Two Step Salsa Picks Up First Winner

Freshman sire Two Step Salsa   picked up his first winner June 21 when debuting Conquest Two Step outlasted an early duel with Highrate, opened a four-length lead in the stretch, and held sway to win by two lengths in a maiden special weight race at Churchill Downs (VIDEO).

Winner of the 2009 Godophin Mile Sponsored by Etisalad (UAE-II) and two grade III races in the U.S., Two Step Salsa stands for $5,000 at Get Away Farm in Lowell, Fla. All three of his starters have finished first or second in their initial career efforts.

Conquest Stables' Conquest Two Step completed the 5 1/2-furlong dash in 1:03.63 under jockey Shaun Bridgmohan. Trained by Mark Casse, Florida-bred Conquest Two Step is out of the multiple stakes-placed Pioneering mare Homesteader.

Conquest Two Step was the fourth-highest priced horse at this year's Ocala Breeders' Sale Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training when Conquest Stables landed him for $420,000. Bred in Florida by Manuel Andrade, the dark bay or brown colt was consigned by Eisaman Equine, agent.

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