Slam Dunk Sermon is the kind of racehorse everyone can love. He shows up to run every time he sets foot on the racetrack. The Rousing Sermon gelding’s latest effort came in the 8th race at Golden Gate Fields and he earned his fifth victory in his tenth career start.
A field of ten lined-up for the five and one-half furlong allowance, chasing the winner’s share of the $41,134 purse. Saving ground while chasing the pacesetters in fourth, Slam Dunk Sermon found some traffic while waiting to launch his bid. He came off the rail in mid-stretch, caught the leaders passing the sixteenth pole and he opened up to win by a length and one-quarter.
In addition to his five wins, Slam Dunk Sermon has one second and two third-place finishes. He has not finished worse than fourth since an unplaced effort in his career debut. He is a homebred racing for Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams, who also bred and raced his dam, the winning Grand Slam mare, Royal Grand Slam.