Soweto Spina is a colt by Var, out of the Jet Master mare Jettin’ Along. Purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2020 BSA National 2-Year Old Sale, he was bred by Wilgerbosdrift.
Name: Soweto Spina
Named By: Hollywoodbets Gauteng Team after “Spina Zonke”
Sex: Bay Colt
Dam: Jettin’ Along
Damsire: Jet Master
DOB: 30 August 2018
Trainer: Candice Dawson
Pedigree: See Here
The Dam, JETTIN’ ALONG, was a winner, earning R40,375 over 2400m, placed twice. She is the Half-sister to BLAKE, Nzumba(AUS), Della Scala(SSL) (dam of Like A Panther). She is the dam of 3 previous foals; 3 runners; 1 winner including:
Popova (15 f. by Elusive Fort): 2 wins, R164,375, at 3 to 4, 1600m, placed twice.
Updates – Soweto Spina
June 13th, 2022
Raced over 1700m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Will be retiring from racing. He will be going to Nicole at Life After Racing tomorrow.
May 27th, 2022
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very poor run. We will give him one more run over further and if he does not improve, we will retire him.
February 24th, 2022
Raced over 1450m at Turffontein on the Inside course. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He has been very disappointing. He will be moving to Durban this week to the Alyson Wright yard.
January 20th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at the Vaal. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Candice Dawson said she was very disappointed with the run. She never expected such a poor performance. She is going to bring him to the poly in Durban as his work on the sand is very good.
December 30th, 2021
Raced over 1200m at the Vaal. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run after a layoff and he hit a flat spot at the 400m. He finished the race off well in the last 100m.
August 1st, 2021
He produced a fair effort when finishing fourth over 1400m at Turffontein. He is still immature and needs to strengthen up.
July 20th, 2021
He made his debut over 1200m at the Vaal today. He showed signs of needing the run and will come on from the experience.
May 29th, 2021
The Hollywoodbets Gauteng team met up with Soweto Spina at the Candice Dawson stable at Randjesfontein. He will hopefully be making his track debut soon.
February 21st, 2021
This colt has now completed his stint of spelling and has joined up with the Candice Dawson stable at Randjiesfontein, in Gauteng.
November 25th, 2020
Recently purchased at the 2020 BSA National 2-Year Old Sale, he has joined up with Sally Bruss in the Western Cape where he will be placed for the remainder of his spelling career before he goes into full training early next year. Seen below before and during the sale recently.