Graded stakes winner Ecclesiastic has been retired from racing and will stand at Michele Madonna and Sue Jones' Regal Heir Farm near Grantville, Pa. The 6-year-old son of Pulpit will stand for $5,000.
Ecclesiastic captured two runnings of the Jaipur Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park. He won the 2005 running in 1:20.71 when it was contested at seven furlongs and this year's renewel in 1:07.64 when it was run at six furlongs. He placed in four stakes, two of which were graded. For his career, he won or placed in 16 of 37 starts and earned $346,472.
Out of the stakes-winning Rubiano mare Starry Dreamer, Ecclesiastic is a half-brother to grade II winners Teammate and War Front.
Ecclesiastic will stand under a joint venture between Regal Heir and Walmac Farm, owned by John T.L. Jones III and Robert Trussell and located near Lexington. The new stallion operation will do business as Walmac Pennsylvania at Regal Heir Farm.