SOWETO ROSE is a Soft Falling Rain colt bred by Wilgerbosdrift, out of the Danehill Dancer mare Vinha. He was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2020 BSA Cape Yearling Sale.

NAME – SOWETO ROSE
Named By: Gauteng Operations Team
Sex: Colt
Sire: Soft Falling Rain
Dam: Vinha
Damsire: Danehill Dancer (IRE)
DOB: 2 September 2018
BreederWilgerbosdrift
Trainer: Clinton Binda
PedigreeSee Here
Record: 6-1-2

UPDATES – Soweto Rose

October 14th, 2021
He was having his first run out of the maidens over 1200m on the Vaal Classic course. He was slow into stride, rushed around the field and over raced in the early and middle stages of the contest. He is better than this outing suggests and still has plenty of scope.

October 3rd, 2021
He won the opening race on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. He got an easy lead from barrier one and kept finding to hold all challengers at bay. He was ridden with confidence by Jason Gates and trained to perfection by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Clinton Binda. Well done to the breeders Mauritzfontein and Wilgerbosdrift. See the replay here.

September 21st, 2021
He was slow into stride over 1000m on the Vaal Classic course this afternoon. He was settled in behind runners and was hesitant to go through the gap. He is much better than today’s outing and he still has plenty of scope. It will not be long until the son of Soft Falling Rain finds himself in the winner’s enclosure.

September 8th, 2021
He ran another good race over 1000m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. He showed good pace once again and stayed on nicely to finish third. The son of Soft Falling Rain is a progressive type and it should not be long before he is in the winner’s enclosure. See the replay here.

August 29th, 2021
He was having his second start at Hollywoodbets Greyville over 1200m this afternoon. He was well-behaved at the starting gates which is a big plus. He moved up like a winner, but was collared in the shadow of the post. The son of Soft Falling Rain is a progressive type and it should not be long before he finds himself in the winner’s enclosure. See the replay here.

June 16th, 2021
He made his debut at Hollywoodbets Scottsville over 1000m today. He did not get off to the best of starts, but moved up well and just showed signs of needing it in the closing stages. He will come on from the run and there should be improvement to come in his next start. See the replay here.

February 1st, 2021
Beautifully named by our Gauteng Team, this colt will now officially be named Soweto Rose. He is doing well at home and should be ready for a grass gallop soon.

April 4th, 2020
A clip of him feeling full of beans in the early morning, at Ridgemont Highlands where he is being spelled.

March 10th, 2020
Pictured immediately after sale, he is a beautifully balanced yearling. Another exciting purchase for the Hollywood Syndicate.