Closing Argument, among the leading second crop sires of 2010, has been purchased by a partnership including Millennium Farms and Bill Heiligbrodt for stud duty in 2011 and beyond. According to an announcement, plans for the 2011 breeding season will be announced at a later date.
An 8-year-old son of Successful Appeal who was first, second or third in eight of nine career starts, Closing Argument stood in Florida before moving to Kentucky for the 2008 breeding season. In 2010, he stood at Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms in Lexington for a $5,000 fee.
Among the leading first crop stallion in 2009 is the sire of Danzig Stakes winner Foreign Argument and 2009 My Dear Stakes winner Midst, as well as the undefeated allowance winner Capital Account.
"Closing Argument is off to a good start at stud and is just the kind of young stallion we are looking for," Millennium Farms owner Ro Parra said in the release. "We are pleased to join Bill in this new partnership. The future for Closing Argument looks very bright, with 102 two-year-olds this year and 86 two-year-olds next year from his first Kentucky foal crop."
"We have always bred mares to Closing Argument, have several of his progeny in our racing stable, and we have had good success with them," Heiligbrodt said in a statement. "We bought into the horse for his stud career, and now we have increased our ownership stake and look forward to his bright future. We will continue to send mares to him."