South African Champion Soft Falling Rain Dies

Soft Falling Rain, the top-class South African 2-year-old who also accomplished noteworthy results in Europe and Dubai, has died at age 9.

The son of National Assembly had been expected to cover a full book of mares during his fourth season standing at Mary Slack’s Wilgerbosdrift.

Bred by Highlands Farm Stud, Soft Falling Rain is one of 16 elite winners sired by the unraced National Assembly, a son of Danzig, while he is also one of five successful offspring produced by the winning Giant’s Causeway mare Gardener’s Delight. His siblings include grade 2 Heineken Cape Stayers scorer Let It Rain and the smart sprinter Splendid Garden.

Soft Falling Rain shared his family with leading U.S. sire Smart Strike, sire of current stallion sensations Curlin , English Channel , and Lookin At…

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