New stakes win for Spring Steen; dam purchased for $35,000
The progressive Spring Steen landed her second stakes of the year on Saturday with a bloodless win in the Hoist The Flag Stakes at Canterbury Park for owner-breeder Mike Grossman.
The daughter of Maclean’s Music was previously successful in the Miranda Dune Stakes.
Spring Steen is out of Spring Unbridled, who was bought by Chad Schumer while carrying the filly for $35,000 at the 2014 Keeneland November Sale.
Trained by Francisco Bravo, Spring Steen won two of four starts and was stakes-placed in another during last season. She returned this year to win an allowance by close to ten lengths and was similarly impressive in the Miranda Dune. So far, she has earned $150,000.
Spring Steen is the best of three winners out of Spring Unbridled, an Unbridled’s Song half-sister to stakes winner Kid Mambo from the immediate family of top miler and significant European sire Selkirk.