Soft Falling Rain

Pedigree information



By National Assembly (CAN) (1984-Stud 1988). Unraced. Sire of 118 Stakes performers (38 Group winners, 23 Listed winners) including:
BIG BRASS (SAF) (Horse Chestnut ‘1600’, Gr.1),
BOLD THATCH (SAF) (Gilbey’s Stakes, Gr.1),
DUCHESS DABA (SAF) (November Handicap,Gr.1, South African Fillies Guineas, Gr.1),
ENCHANTRESS (SAF) (South African Fillies & Mares Sprint, Gr.1),
FLIGHT ALERT (SAF) (Cape Guineas, Gr.1),
FORWARD FILLY (SAF) (Allan Robertson Fillies Championship, Gr.1.),
GRAND EMPORIUM (SAF) (Daily News 2000, Gr.1, Triple Crown 1600, Gr.1),
GRAND FORMAT (SAF) (November Handicap, Gr.1),
HISTORIC LADY (SAF) (Gold Medallion, Gr.1),
NATIONAL COLOUR (SAF) Computaform Sprint, Gr.1, Mercury Sprint, Gr.1, South African Fillies & Mares Sprint, Gr.1),
NATIONAL CURRENCY (SAF) (Equus Champion 2-Y-O; Champion 3-Y-O sprinter; Computaform Sprint, Gr.1, Gold Medallion Stakes, Gr.1, Mercury Sprint, Gr.1),
NATIONAL EMBLEM (SAF) (Champion Stakes, Gr.1, Premier’s Cup, Gr.1, Turffontein Classic, Gr.1; sire),
NDABENI (SAF) (Golden Horseshoe Stakes, Gr.1),
SECRETARY GENERAL (SAF) (November Handicap, Gr.1, The Nissan Challenge, Gr.1),
SOFT FALLING RAIN (SAF) (subject stallion),
TRUST ANTONIA (SAF) (Allan Robertson Fillies Championship, Gr.1),
DELIBERATION (SAF) (The Juvenile Stakes, Gr.2, 3rd Gold Medallion Stakes, Gr.1),
DOLLAR BRIGHT (SAF) (Camellia Stakes, Gr.2),
MENTOR (SAF) (Hawaii Stakes, Gr.2),
STAMFORD BRIDGE (SAF) (Administrator’s Challenge Cup, Gr.2),
STATE FACTOR (SAF) (East Rand Audi Nursery (f), Gr.2, 2nd Golden Slipper, Gr.1),
WAR LORD (SAF) (Sen- tinel Sprint, Gr.2, 2nd South African Nursery Plate, Gr.1),
BLACK ROD (SAF) (Clairwood Nursery Stakes, Gr.3, 3rd Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1),
CHARMING CHEST-NUT (SAF) (Strelitzia Stakes, Gr.3),
ETERNAL DANCER (SAF) (Champagne Stakes, Gr.3),
GOLDEN SHINA (SAF) (Prix du Cap, Gr.3),
HAPPY HARRIET (SAF) (Strelitzia Stakes, Gr.3, 3rd Allan Robertson Fillies Championship, Gr.1),
IRISH ASSEMBLY (SAF) (Winter Guineas, Gr.3),
LA PUCELLE (SAF) (Strelitzia Stakes, Gr.3),
MOCHA JAVA (SAF) (Tommy Hotspur Handicap, Gr.3, 2nd Computaform Sprint, Gr.1),
NATIONAL BAY (SAF) (Magnolia Handicap, Gr.3, 2nd South African Fillies & Mares Sprint, Gr.1),
NATIONAL DANCE (SAF) (Gosforth Park Fillies & Mares Stakes, Gr.3),
NATIONAL FLAME (SAF) (Lebelo Hcp., Gr.3, 3rd Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1),
SAFE STRUCTURE (SAF) (Tommy Hotspur Handicap, Gr.3, 3rd The Merchants Stks., Gr.1).


1st dam

GARDENER’S DELIGHT, by Giant’s Causeway. Winner, 1800m. Three-quarter-sister to Very Classy Gal (dam of CLASSY COCO), half-sister to High Bridge (dam of PARTNERS STAR). Dam of 5 foals, 4 runners, 3 winners:
SOFT FALLING RAIN (c. by National Assembly). Champion 2YO Colt in South Africa in 2011-12. Champion 3YO Miler in UAE in 2012-13. 8 wins, 1000m to 1600m, £78,011, R496,875, 3,596,600Dhs, in GB, SAF & U.A.E, inc. South African Nursery P, Gr.1,
Joel S, Gr.2, Godolphin Mile, Gr.2, UAE Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.3, Storm Bird S, L, UAE 2000 Guineas Trial
S, 2nd Hungerford S, Gr.2, Godolphin Mile, Gr.2.
Rose Garden (f. by Spectrum). 2 wins at 1600m, in South Africa.
My Nephew Eric – Five Up High (H.K.) (g. by Sail From Seattle). Winner at 2. Winner in Hong Kong.

2nd dam

HIGHBURY, by Seattle Slew. 2 wins, 2000m, 2100m in France. Half-sister to GAL IN A RUCKUS, PIRATE’S QUILL, Rambuckus, Eidercrown (dam of CLEAN SWEEP), If Dubai (dam of HOLY WARRIOR), Miss Sobriety (dam of HABIBTI). Dam of 8 foals, 6 runners, 5 winners, inc:
Ragheed. 5 wins, 1400m – 1600m in GB and U.A.E.
High Bridge. Unraced. Dam of:
PARTNERS STAR: 3 wins at 2, Ellis Anna M Fisher Debutante S, L.

3rd dam

QUILLUMMO, by Gummo. Winner in U.S.A. Dam of 15 foals, 13 runners, winners, inc:
GAL IN A RUCKUS (Bold Ruckus). 5 wins, 1300-1800m, US$507,868, Kentucky Oaks, Gr.1, Canadian Oaks, Can-1, 2nd Monmouth Oaks, Gr.2. Grandam of:
CLASSY COCO (Not for Love). 4 wins, US$212,155, to 2014, Maryland Lassie S, L, Theresa Garofal S,
L. PIRATE’S QUILL (Pirate’s Bounty). 3 wins, 1200-1600m, Surrey S, L, 2nd Fantasy S, L, Dam of: Northface (Desert King). 3 wins, A$123,125, Northland Shopping Centre H, 2nd VRC St Leger, Gr.3. Rambuckus (Bold Ruckus). 5 wins, 2nd HA Hindmarsh S., L, 3rd Bison City S., Can-1. Dam of:
Jet’s Tradition (A.P. Jet). 2 wins, 3rd Belmont New York Stallion Cupecoy’s Joy S, L. Producer. Betshe Hath a Way. Winner, 1100m, in U.S.A. Dam of:
VALENTINE FEVER (Stormin Fever). 5 wins,
US$229,361, Cincinnati Trophy S., l. Eidercrown. 3 wins in Canada. Dam of:
CLEAN SWEEP (End Sweep). 4 wins, 800m to 1600m, New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. If Dubai. Raced twice. Dam of:
HOLY WARRIOR (Holy Roman Emperor). 3 wins to 2014 in GB, France, Singapore, Prix Policeman, L. Miss Sobriety. Unraced. Dam of:
HABIBTI (Tabasco Cat). Second top filly on The 2001 USA 2YO Free H. 3 wins, US$564,851, Debutante S., Gr.1, Starlet S., Gr.1, 2nd Santa Anita Oaks, Gr.1, Las Virgenes S., Gr.1, 3rd Kentucky Oaks, Gr.1. Dam of:
ELDAAFER (A.P. Indy). 13 wins, US$1,031,835, Brooklyn H., Gr.2, Marathon S., Gr.3.

4th dam

QUILLOPOLY, by Princequillo. 3 wins in U.S.A. Half-sister to Kubla Khan. Dam of 12 foals, 11 runners, 9 winners inc:
BACCALAUREATE (Outing Class). 3 wins, Gulfstream Canadian Turf H, Gr.3. Sire.
SHARP-EYED QUILLO (One-Eyed King). 8 wins, Prince of Wales S, Can-1, 2nd Breeders’ S, Can-1, 3rd King
Edward Gold Cup, Gr.2, Coronation Futurity S., Can-1, Cup and Saucer S., Can-2. Sire.
ALLQUILLO (All Hands). 3 wins, Princess Elizabeth S, Can-1, 2nd Natalma S, L, Boniface S, L, Dam of:
DIANNE’S LADY (His Majesty). 9 wins, Tattling H., Can-3, 2nd Canadian Maturity S., Can-2, Wonder Where S. Can-2, 3rd Carlsberg Invitational H., Gr.1. Chateau Quillo. 3 wins in U.S.A. Dam of:
CLARINET KING (His Majesty). 28 wins, US$449,905, Royal Vale S, L, 3rd Riggs H, Gr.3, Chesapeake H, L. Classy Quillo. 2 wins in U.S.A. Dam of:
MONEY BY ORLEANS: 9 wins, George Dickel H, L, Rotunda S, L, 3rd Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup, Gr.3. Sire.
BARAQUILLO: 2 wins, Birdcatcher S., L, 2nd Kindergarten H., L. Dam of:
CHINGQUILLO : 2 wins, A$125,430, VRC Beck’s Bier S., L, VATC Mona Nursery S., L, 3rd VATC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, Slipper Trial S., Gr.2. Regal Victress: 7 wins, US$248,005, 2nd First Flight H., Gr.2. Dam of:
SUPER RED (Rahy). 5 wins, US$260,158, Connaught Cup, Gr.2, 3rd Woodchopper S., L . Caught Fire. Winner in U.S.A. Dam of:
SWIFTY VICTRESS (Macho Uno). 3 wins at 2, Shine Young Memorial Futurity L, Franks Memorial, L. No Class (Nodouble). 3 wins, 3rd Princess Elizabeth S., Can-1. Dam of-
SKY CLASSIC (Nijinsky). Champion 2YO colt in Canada in 1989. Top colt on The 1992 USA 4YO+ Free H. 15 Wins, US$3,240,398, Belmont Turf Classic H., Gr.1, Rothmans International S., Gr.1, Cup and Saucer S., Can-1, 2nd Breeders’ Cup Turf S., Gr.1. Sire.
ALWAYS A CLASSIC (Deputy Minister). 6 wins, US$388,648, Turf Classic S., Gr.1, Explosive Bid H., Gr.3. Sire.
REGAL CLASSIC (Vice Regent). Champion 2YO colt in Canada in 1987. 8 wins, US$1,456,584, Cup and Saucer S., Can-1, 2nd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile S., Gr.1, 3rd Hollywood Futurity, Gr.1, Blue Grass S., Gr.1. Sire.
GREY CLASSIC (Grey Dawn). Champion 2YO colt in Canada in 1985. 7 wins, US$602,039, Summer S., Gr.3, Laurel Turf Cup, Gr.3, Coronation Futurity S., Can-1, 3rd Arlington H., Gr.1.
CLASSIC REIGN (Vice Regent). 7 wins, US$327,645, Canadian Maturity S., Can-1, Mint Julep H., L, 2nd Breeders’ S., Can-1. Dam of: Prairie Reign. Unraced. Grandam of:
JACKSON (Dynasty). 6 wins, R2,353,755, Daily News 2000 S., Gr.1, Champions Cup, Gr.1, Cape Derby, Gr.1, 2nd Kenilworth Queen’s P., Gr.1-twice. Sire.
JADE BAY (Jallad). 6 wins, R652,325, to 2013- 14, Lebelo Sprint, Gr.3, Umngeni H, L. HEARTLAND, won Byerley Turk, Gr.3
CLASSY ‘N SMART (Smarten). Champion 3YO filly in Canada. 5 wins, US$303,222, Canadian Oaks, Can-1, Colleen S., Can-3, Dam of:
DANCE SMARTLY (Danzig). Horse of the Year in Canada. Champion 2YO Filly in Canada & 3YO Filly USA & Canada. 12 wins, US$3,2m., Breeders’ Cup Distaff S., Gr.1, Molson Export Million S., Gr.2,, 3rd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies S., Gr.1, Beverly D S., Gr.1. Broodmare of the Year. Dam of:
DANCETHRUTHEDAWN (Mr. Prospector). Champion 3YO Filly in Canada. 7 wins, US$1,609,643, Go For Wand H., Gr.1, 3rd
Personal Ensign H., Gr.1, Mazarine S., Gr.1, Fleur de Lis H., Gr.2. Dam of:
Danceinthesunlight. Unraced. Dam of:
MORENO (Ghostzapper). 3 wins, US$1,709,940, Whitney H., Gr.1. DANCE WITH RAVENS (A.P. Indy). 3 wins, 81⁄2f, 9f, US$368,210, Grey S., Gr.2, Sire.
SCATTER THE GOLD (Mr. Prospector). 2 wins, Queen’s Plate S., L, Sire. Dancethruthestorm. Unraced. Dam of:
GRAND STYLE (Giant’s Causeway). Winner at 2, Princess Elizabeth S.,L. SMART STRIKE (Mr. Prospector). 6 wins, 7f to 9f,
US$337,376, Philip H Iselin H., Gr.1, Salvator Mile H., Gr.3, 4th Woodward S., Gr.1. Champion Sire.
FULL OF WONDER (Mr. Prospector). 5 wins, 81⁄2f to 11⁄2m, US$368,150, Niagara H., Gr.1, Sire.
STRIKE SMARTLY (Mr. Prospector). 5 wins, 81⁄2f to 11f, US$470,310, Chinese Cultural Centre S., Gr.2, 2nd Sky Classic H., Gr.2, 3rd Niagara H., Gr.2, 4th Niagara H., Gr.1. Sire.
Dance Swiftly. Unraced. Dam of:
WEST COAST SWING (Gone West). 4 wins from Meadows Oaks, L, 2nd Raven Run S., Gr.2. Seattle Classic. Unraced. Dam of:
HELLO SEATTLE (Deputy Minister). Champion 2YO Filly in Canada. Mazarine S., Gr.1.
SAIL FROM SEATTLE (Gone West). 4 wins, Mt. Sassafras S., L, 3rd Jacques Cartier S., L. Sire. Go Classic (Gone West). 3 wins, 3rd Glorious Song S., Can-1. Dam of:
LA VERITA (Unbridled’s Song). 11 wins, Nagoya Daishoten, L Miss Moneypenny. Raced twice. Dam of:
SWEET EMMA ROSE (City Zip). 3 wins, Crank it Up S., L.

Track Record

AT 2:

Won South African Nursery, Gr.1, (1100m. beating Ziparana (SAF) and Greenacre (SAF)), Storm Bird Stakes, Turffontein, L., (1000m. beating War Horse (SAF) and Due And Payable (SAF)). Equus Champion Two-Year-Old.

AT 3:

Won Godolphin Mile, Gr.2, (8f. beating Haatheq (USA) and Moonwalk In Paris (FR)), UAE 2000 Guineas, Gr.3, (8f. beating Snowboarder (USA) and Zahee (NZ)). Champion 3-Y-O UAE.

AT 4:

Won Nayef Joel Stakes, Gr.2, (8f. beating Montiridge (IRE) and Premio Loco (USA)), 2nd Betfred Hungerford Stakes, Gr.2, (to Gregorian (IRE)), Meydan Sobha Godolphin Mile, Meydan, Gr.2, (to Variety Club (SAF)).AT 4: Won Nayef Joel Stakes, r.2, (8f. beating Montiridge (IRE) and Premio Loco (USA)), 2nd Betfred Hungerford Stakes, Gr.2, (to Gregorian (IRE)), Meydan Sobha Godolphin Mile, Meydan, Gr.2, (to Variety Club (SAF)).

Stud Card

Retired to stud in 2015.

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