Winners Circle Shoes was founded by Steve Melen and Tanya Brandt, who grew up together in the town of Saratoga, California. After beating stomach cancer, Steve felt lucky to be alive and always dreamed of owning a race horse. He purchased Killer Graces and went onto win 3 Stakes Races at Hollywood Park including the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet.
Being fortunate to win at the track and beating cancer, Steve feels that luck has played a big part in his life. Steve is a Board Member of the Gastric Cancer Foundation and has survived cancer for the last 9 years.