Closing Argument

Successful Appeal - Mrs. Greeley, by Mr. Greeley

2002, b, entered stud 2006

LOUISIANA'S LEADING SIRE
$3 MILLION-PLUS IN '11 EARNINGS
Top-10 Third Crop Sire
2nd, Kentucky Derby(G1)

2015 FEE: $4,000 Live Foal

Standing at Whispering Oaks Farm, Carencro, LA

Tools and Resources

Closing Argument's Northern Hemisphere Rankings

What's This?
Stallions whose progeny performance statistics make them the top 100 sires nationally or among the top 25 leadings sires in a given state are listed with runners, winners, stakes winners, stakes wins, graded stakes winners, grade I stakes winners, chief earner, and aggregate earnings identified for the current year. The same data for the previous year is also presented if the sire met the ranking thresholds. All data except stakes and graded stakes represents Northern Hemisphere data; stakes information is worldwide.
  Rankings Rnrs Wnrs SWs SWins GSWs G1SWs Chief Earner Earnings
2015 51 18 0 0 0 0 Persuasive Devil ($60,000) $440,445
2014 100 59 2 4 1 0 Closing Report ($149,500) $2,098,118

Current Top Performers Worldwide

What's This?
Up to 10 runners are listed for each sire. Runners represent the stallion’s top performers for the year and are displayed according to a hierarchy that gives first preference to the date, graded stakes, stakes, and then non-stakes races. These are sorted by best performance. Older results will remain listed if no new performances occur to replace them. At the beginning of a new year, this section will display the top performers for the previous year through March 31 but a preference is given to current year runners. Each horse listed is linked to additional information including pedigree, sale history, race chart (with video and recap when available). Race data include distance in furlongs; final time of race; and track code. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services.
Horse Age/Sex/Best Win Broodmare Sire Race (Stakes Grade if Applicable; Date; Purse; Distance; Time; Track)
Shrewd Move 3 yo, c, SPL Benchmark
3rd Tempe H. ( 3/14/2015, $35,000, 1 mile, 1:36.18, Turf Paradise ) Replay
ALW ( 4/7/2015, $22,500, 6 furlongs, 1:09.09, Turf Paradise ) Replay
Tai Pan's Quartet 4 yo, g, WNR Pleasant Tap
ALW ( 4/22/2015, $23,500, 5 1/2 furlongs, 1:04.23, Evangeline Downs ) Replay
Hey Court Lady 5 yo, m, WNR Synastry
STR ( 4/16/2015, $12,600, Keeneland )
CLM ( 2/20/2015, $9,300, Fair Grounds )
Stop the Nonsense 3 yo, g, WNR Go for Gin
MCL ( 4/19/2015, $11,400, Pimlico )
Cage Fighter 5 yo, h, WNR Pulpit
AOC ( 4/16/2015, $45,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:42.12, Pimlico ) Replay
Seventh Son 7 yo, g, WNR Red Ransom
CLM ( 4/16/2015, $8,580, Penn National )
Flasha 3 yo, g, WNR Devil His Due
MCL ( 4/11/2015, $9,744, Hawthorne )
Silver Summation 8 yo, g, SPL Silver Deputy
CLM ( 4/11/2015, $6,840, Penn National )
Persuasive Devil 3 yo, c, WNR Three Wonders
AOC ( 4/10/2015, $62,000, 1 mile, 1:37.11, Aqueduct ) Replay
Argumental 6 yo, g, WNR Quiet American
CLM ( 3/27/2015, $8,700, Fair Grounds )

Leading Runners Worldwide

What's This?
Up to 10 runners are listed in each category: Lifetime Earnings, Current Year Earnings, and Class Performance Index (CPI). Lifetime Earnings and Current Year Earnings include Northern Hemisphere winnings. CPI is the average earnings per start for an individual runner divided by the average earnings per start for all horses of the same crop and gender that raced in the same country for a given year.

By Lifetime Earnings

Name Earnings
Little Gerda $2,071,925
Close It Out $466,151
Capital Account $455,080
Determinato $403,252
Jonathan's Girl $306,942
Fiftyfour Forever $275,206
Rock Alex $253,316
My Irish Girl $221,794
Silver Summation $221,340
Closing Report $220,528

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Persuasive Devil $60,000
Heavenly Alibi $39,800
Determinato $28,260
Cage Fighter $25,650
Shrewd Move $25,552
Hey Court Lady $25,200
Silver Lucky Q $21,280
Tai Pan's Quartet $19,440
Stop the Nonsense $17,010
Paradise Garden $15,128

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Little Gerda 25.63
Determinato 4.10
Close It Out 3.64
Cage Fighter 3.63
American Pride 2.88
Persuasive Devil 2.75
Tai Pan's Quartet 2.18
Made Bail 2.18
Silver Summation 2.10
Brazyn Appeal 1.93

Recent North American Winners and Stakes Performers

What's This?
All winning or stakes-placed progeny are listed for North American performances within the previous seven days. Winners are updated on the list only when the information on new winners is available. Juvenile runners are included in a separate list. For each runner is listed his or her name, age and sex, and broodmare sire. Race data include the race name (when applicable), track, official finish position, distance, and race date. If video of the race is available, a camera icon and “Replay” are linked to a video player. Equibase charts for all races are also linked.

3-Year-Olds and up

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Tai Pan's Quartet (4 yo/g) Pleasant Tap ALW, Evangeline Downs (1st , 5 1/2 Furlongs, 4/22) Replay Equibase Chart
Stop the Nonsense (3 yo/g) Go for Gin MCL, Pimlico (1st , 6 Furlongs, 4/19) n/a Equibase Chart

Pedigree

What's This?
A brief pedigree is accompanied by a notation of inbreeding within five generations. Below the sire’s name are two links—“Download Stallion Register Pages” goes to the stallion’s current Stallion Register print pages in PDF (if made available by the subscribing farm) and the equineline.com “Reports” link goes to a list of reports available from The Jockey Club’s equineline.com service.

Closing Argument

Successful Appeal Valid Appeal In Reality
Desert Trial
Successful Dancer Fortunate Prospect
Debonair Dancer
Mrs. Greeley Mr. Greeley Gone West
Long Legend
Rare Review Groovy
Royal Tantrum

Inbreeding

5S X 4D Mr. Prospector.

As Broodmare Sire

What's This?
Information provided for stallions with producing daughters includes the number of producers and number of foals, runners, winners, juvenile winners, and stakes winners. Broodmare Sire Average Earnings Index (AEI) is a ratio of the progeny average earnings of the stallion’s producing daughters with the total average of all broodmare sires’ progeny, during the same year and within the same country.

Closing Argument is the sire of 22 dams of 12 named foals of racing age, 0 rnrs (0%), 0 wnrs (0%), 0 2yo wnrs (0%), 0.00 AEI, 1.42 CI; 0 sw, Leading Earner: ($).

Nicking and Broodmare Sire Reports from

Auction Results (N. Hemisphere only)

What's This?
Summary sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all significant sales in the Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially. Below the summary results are links to worldwide hip-by-hip results for the major sales during the current year and two previous years. An online database with access to more detailed searches is available at www.bloodhorse.com/auctions-tool/. Recent Results Displays hip-by-hip sales results for the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares from the past two months; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed.
2015 2014
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 0 0 1 3 1 1 3 5
Total Average $0 $0 $2,000 $8,167 $15,000 $2,900 $13,400 $34,400
Total Median $0 $0 $2,000 $9,500 $15,000 $2,900 $13,000 $30,000
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $0 (0) $9,750 (2) n/a $2,900 (1) $26,000 (1) $42,333 (3)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $2,000 (1) $5,000 (1) n/a $0 (0) $7,100 (2) $22,500 (2)

Closing Argument's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Current Sales Results

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.

No Northern Hemisphere sales activity to date.

Closing Argument's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Upcoming Sales Entries

What's This?
North American auction listings are included for the progeny and covered mares of all featured stallions. Expand each sale by clicking the + symbol to the left of the sale name. Entries include hip number, name (when applicable), sex, year of birth, type [A=stallion; B=broodmare; C=stallion season; D=broodmare prospect; E=racing or broodmare prospect; F=racing or stallion prospect; G=stallion prospect; H=horse; I=racing prospect; S=stallion share; W=weanling; Y=yearling; 2 (or other numeral)=age of hip], sire, dam, broodmare sire, and consignor. Cover sire information is available for broodmares that have been bred by hovering the cursor over the “B” designation.

Equine Sales of Louisiana 2015 2-year-old and HRA Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
13 Target N Sight f 2013 2 Closing Argument Glow Brook Montbrook Ricky Courville, Agent
48 Gussie's Girl f 2013 2 Closing Argument Shoot to Kill Kipper Kelly Ricky Courville, Agent

Farm Information

Whispering Oaks Farm

Phyllis Comeaux, Manager, Whispering Oaks Farm, 3411 Mills St., Carencro, LA 70520.
Phone (337) 896-5102. Cell (337) 344-9508. Fax (337) 896-4555.

E-mail: lama4c@aol.com

Web Site: www.whisperingoaksla.com

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