SOWETO ROSE is a Soft Falling Rain gelding 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: Gelding
Sire: Soft Falling Rain
Dam: Vinha
Damsire: Danehill Dancer (IRE)
DOB: 2 September 2018
BreederWilgerbosdrift
Trainer: Juan Nel
Previous Trainer
: Clinton Binda
Previous Name: Vino Verdi
PedigreeSee Here
Record: 19-3-6

UPDATES – Soweto Rose

September 30th, 2022
351 – SOWETO ROSE closes off the meeting over 1200m at Fairview Racecourse and gives the Syndicate a double. He tracked the leaders turning for home, quickened up well and held all challengers at bay. He was given a perfect ride by Teaque Gould and is trained by Juan Nel. The son of Soft Falling Rain is now a three-time winner and is bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein.

August 1st, 2022
Raced over 1300m at Fairview on the polytrack. Finished 4th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run, holding form well.

July 8th, 2022
Raced over 1300m at Fairview on the polytrack. Finished 2nd out of 16 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Great run from a poor draw and going the 1300m for the first time.

June 17th, 2022
313 – SOWETO ROSE wins the lucky last race at Fairview Racecourse in style. He was ridden to victory by Teaque Gould and is trained by Juan Nel. The son of Soft Falling Rain is now a two-time winner.

June 10th, 2022
Raced over 1000m at Fairview on the turf. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Not a bad run, finished 3.75 lengths behind and he is better on the polytrack. Richard Fourie said we should try him over 1200m.

May 6th, 2022
Raced over 1000m at Fairview on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: It was very difficult to get over from the poor draw. He ran on strongly from a long way back and Richard Fourie said that we should try him over 1200m.

April 12th, 2022
Raced over 1000m at Fairview on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Great first run in the Eastern Cape, finishing 2nd. He should win soon.

March 11th, 2022
SOWETO ROSE will be moving to the Juan Nel stable in the Eastern Cape.

March 10th, 2022
Raced over 1000m on the Vaal Classic course. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Clinton and I feel he will be more competitive in a weaker centre. He will prefer the polytrack and he will be moving to the Eastern Cape.

February 14th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack.  Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was never left alone in front and went too fast. He didn’t finish too far back after all of that.

January 18th, 2022
Raced over 1000m on the Vaal Classic course. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He went way too quick in the beginning and had to stop.

December 23rd, 2021
Raced over 1000m at the Vaal. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He finished 4 lengths behind. I feel he will be better at Hollywoodbets Greyville with the short straight.

December 12th, 2021
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: It was a good run and he stayed on well.

November 21st, 2021
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: The slow run race didn’t suit him and he also had to check up the straight. He is better than that run.

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.