After Salsa Dog's victory at Presque Isle Downs yesterday, Get Away Farm's super broodmare Homesteader has produced six winners who have compiled a combined record of 14-12-12 in 62 career starts with earnings of $722,340.
Salsa Dog won with a strong finish over the all-weather track. coming from behind under Antonio Gallardo and getting up by a nose over 9/5 favorite Arathorn. The 6-year-old gelding was clocked in 1:10.47 for the six furlongs, earning a check for $9,600 and becoming Two Step Salsa's 23rd winner of 2018.
Salsa Dog is Homesteader's fourth-leading earner at $84,119, with a record of 4-5-5 in 35 tries. He follows graded stakes-winner Conquest Two Step ($339,408), stakes-winning, graded stakes-placed Sheikh of Sheikhs ($178,332, won at Churchill Downs on Saturday) and Get Away's stakes-winning, graded stakes-placed Homemade Salsa ($98,975). Barring injuries, Homemade Salsa and Salsa Dog should give their dam four earners of $100,000-plus sometime this season.