Ecclesiastic to Stand in Uruguay

Stood first two seasons in Pennsylvania.

Multiple graded stakes winner Ecclesiastic will stand the 2010 season in Uruguay through a joint venture of Walmac Farm and Santa Escolastica (Jose De Camargo). The son of Pulpit stood his first two seasons at Walmac Pennsylvania at Regal Heir Farm.

According to a release from Walmac, Ecclesiastic will stand at Haras Don Alfredo, Uruguay’s leading breeder for the past 14 years and home also to that country’s leading sire, Robin Des Pins. He is scheduled to leave for Uruguay on Aug. 9.

"This is a major coup for Uruguay, getting a young stallion by an up-and-coming sire of sires and out of a mare who has produced three Graded stakes winners from her first three foals," said De Camargo. "Ecclesiastic is also a beautifully conformed horse who was barely beaten in his second start at two, then went on to be a brilliant graded stakes horse going both short and long."

Produced from the Rubiano mare Starry Dreamer, by Rubiano, Ecclesiastic raced for five seasons, wining five of 37 starts, with 11 additional placings, and earnings of $346,472. His victories included two editions of the Jaipur Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park, once at six furlongs and once at seven furlongs.