11/24/2015 3:47PM

Rousing Sermon retired to Rancho San Miguel in California

Barbara D. Livingston
Rousing Sermon has been retired and will stand the 2016 season at Rancho San Miguel in California.

Rousing Sermon, a Grade 1-placed multiple stakes winner, has been retired from racing and will debut at stud in 2016 at Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel, Calif., for an advertised fee of $2,000.

The 6-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit finished his on-track career with six wins in 36 career starts for earnings of $821,572. He raced as a California homebred for owners Larry and Marianne Williams and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

Rousing Sermon earned California-bred victories in the Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile Stakes and the On Trust Handicap, and placed in four graded stakes: a runner-up finish by a neck in the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity and third-place efforts in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby and Robert B. Lewis Stakes, and the Grade 3 Native Diver Stakes. He also competed in the 2012 Kentucky Derby, finishing eighth to I’ll Have Another.

“Rousing Sermon was a horse with heart and determination to compete and win in the upper levels of racing,” said Clay Murdock, manager of Rancho San Miguel. “He is an attractive and balanced horse with a beautiful stride. We are expecting a load of inquires due to the overwhelming success his sire line has shown and the fact that Rousing Sermon had the quality to sprint and route.”

Rousing Sermon is out of the winning Awesome Again mare Rousing Again, whose three foals are all winners. He hails from the family of multiple Grade 3 winner Chindi and multiple stakes winner Prospective Kiss.