Despite The Odds



Speightstown Gone West Mr. Prospector
Silken Cat Storm Cat
Silken Doll
Lady Aloma Cozzene Caro (IRE)
Ride the Trails
Rosedon Vice Regent



5S X 4D Northern Dancer.

By SPEIGHTSTOWN (1998). Champion sprinter in U.S., Stakes winner of $1,258,256, Breeders' Cup Sprint [G1] (LS, $551,200), etc. Among the leading sires twice, sire of 8 crops of racing age, 725 foals, 513 starters, 64 stakes winners, 1 champion, 413 winners of 1427 races and earning $55,835,209 USA, including Essence Hit Man (Champion twice, $1,388,247 USA, Bold Venture S. [G3] (WO, $108,000(CAN)) twice, etc.), Reynaldothewizard ($1,648,290 USA, Gulf News Dubai Golden Shaheen [G1], etc.), Do Slice ($1,582,235 USA, NST Sho, etc.), Golden Ticket (to 5, 2014, $1,333,090, Travers S. [G1] (SAR, $400,000), etc.), Haynesfield ($1,319,481, Jockey Club Gold Cup S. [G1] (BEL, $450,000), etc.), Bridgetown ($993,700 USA, Summer S. [G3] (WO, $180,000(CAN)), etc.), Dance to Bristol ($980,880, Ballerina S. [G1] (SAR, $300,000), etc.).


1st dam

LADY ALOMA, by Cozzene. 3 wins at 3, $110,359, Ontario Colleen H. -R (WO, $43,440(CAN)), 2nd Canadian Breeders' Cup H. [L] (WO, $21,695(CAN)). Dam of 12 foals, 7 to race, 6 winners--

CHOPININA (f. by Lear Fan). 5 wins, 3 to 5, $613,696, Champion grass mare in Canada, Royal North H. [G3] (WO, $131,430(CAN)), 2nd Atto Mile S. [G1] (WO, $200,000(CAN)), Nassau S. [G2] (WO, $65,640(CAN)), 3rd Ontario Damsel S. -R (WO, $16,157(CAN)). Dam of--

Merkabah (r. by Theatrical (IRE)). 4 wins, 4 to 7, $135,442(USA), 3rd John Henry S. (EVD, $5,500).

KARRA KUL (g. by Strawberry Road (AUS)). 8 wins, 3 to 8, $286,205, Geri S. [L] (WO, $42,060(CAN)), 3rd Play the King H. [G3], Japan Racing Association S. [L] (LRL, $6,327).

DESPITE THE ODDS (c. by Speightstown). Black type winner, see below. Ennis Lady (f. by Speightstown). 2 wins at 3, $50,424. Producer. Super Saturday (g. by Any Given Saturday). Winner at 3 and 5, 2014, $40,332. Thannaan (c. by Elusive Quality). Winner at 3 in ENG, $9,542 (USA).

2nd dam

ROSEDON, by Vice Regent. 2 wins at 3, $16,750. Dam of 5 winners--

BENBURB (g. by Dr. Carter). 7 wins at 3 and 4, $1,159,949, Horse of the year in Canada, Champion 3-year-old colt in Canada, Molson Export Million S. [G2], Prince of Wales S. -R (FE, $107,700(CAN)), Durham Cup H. [L] (WO, $49,725(CAN)), 2nd Eclipse H. [G3], Fair Play Breeders' Cup S. [L] (WO, $21,092(CAN)), 3rd Queen's Plate S. -R (WO, $41,965(CAN)), Turfway Championship H. [L] (TP, $4,315), Coronation Futurity -R (WO, $22,661(CAN)).

LADY ALOMA (f. by Cozzene). Black type winner, see above.

Areydne (f. by Silent Screen). 7 wins, 2 to 5, $273,029, 2nd Ontario Damsel S. -R (WO, $22,440(CAN)), Bison City S. -R (FE, $21,380(CAN)), 3rd Selene S. [L] (WO, $12,441(CAN)), Duchess S. [L] (WO, $8,894(CAN)), Star Shoot S. [L] (WO, $7,313(CAN)), Fury S. -R (WO, $12,188(CAN)), Ontario Fashion H. -R (WO, $12,023(CAN)), Maple Leaf S. -R (GRD, $10,041(CAN)). Dam of--

Wild Guess (f. by Wild Rush). Unraced. Dam of--

=Hwangnyongsaji (KOR) (c. by Slew Gin Fizz). 9 wins, 2 to 4 in KOR, Champion 2-year-old in Republic of Korea.

Nabatina (f. by Time for a Change). Unplaced in 1 start. Dam of--

SCHOONER BAY (f. by Archers Bay). 5 wins at 4, $301,516(USA), Classy 'n Smart S. -R (WO, $78,750(CAN)), 3rd Classy 'n Smart S. -R (WO, $13,750(CAN)). Dam of--

INDIAN POND (f. by Speightstown). 3 wins at 3, $266,122(USA), Carotene S. -R (WO, $90,000(CAN)), 3rd Nassau S. [G2] (WO, $39,600(CAN)), Maple Leaf S. [L] (WO, $24,750(CAN)).

Bairds Village (g. by Archers Bay). 13 wins, 3 to 8, $226,095(USA), 2nd Harvey Arneault Memorial Breeders' Cup S. [L] (MNR, $25,000). Set ntr at Pinnacle Race Course, 7 furlongs in 1:24.85.

Rosekris (f. by Kris S.). Winner in 2 starts at 3, $8,350. Dam of--

BOUNTEMPO (f. by Cape Town). 2 wins at 2, $46,403, Canterbury Park Lassie S. (CBY, $24,720), 2nd Prairie Meadows Debutante S. (PRM, $8,000). Producer.

Formal Attire (c. by Formal Gold). 4 wins at 3 and 4, $166,685.

Amynteon (f. by Rahy). Unraced. Dam of--

MY GIRL LISA (f. by With Approval). 6 wins, 2 to 4, $188,943, Lazer Show S. (AP, $30,450), Crafty Drone S. (HAW, $26,520), Honor the Hero Turf Express S. (CBY, $21,000), Coral Springs S. (HIA, $16,440), 2nd Cool Air S. (CRC, $7,400), etc. Dam of--

=Explosive Lady (IRE) (f. by Alfred Nobel (IRE)). Winner at 2, 2014 in ENG, placed in 1 start at 2, 2014 in IRE, $69,163 (USA), 3rd Juddmonte Princess Margaret S. [G3], Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Ripon Champion Two Yrs Old Trophy.

Rose Play (f. by Fast Play). Unraced. Dam of--

Play It Out (g. by Deerhound). 4 wins at 3 and 6, $176,961, 3rd Tejano Run S. (TP, $5,000).

Carrena Rose (f. by Carr de Naskra). 3 wins at 3 and 4, $78,568, 2nd Cavalier Cup S. -R (CNL, $6,000). Producer.

Elusive Rose (f. by Cozzene). Unraced. Dam of--

Royal Flush (f. by Smart Strike). Winner at 4, $39,880. Dam of--

LEGACY (f. by Sightseeing). 3 wins at 4, 2014, $190,925, Cypress S.-ntr, 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.84 (LRC, $46,980), 2nd Las Madrinas S. (LRC, $15,375), Santa Lucia S. -R (SA, $16,100), 3rd Bayakoa S. [G2] (LRC, $24,000).

Brilliant Future (f. by Mingun). 4 wins, 3 to 5, $204,393, 2nd My Charmer S. (TP, $9,400), 3rd West Virginia Senate President's Cup S. [L] (MNR, $10,000).

3rd dam

Dobbinee, by Ruritania. 3 wins at 3, 2nd Mademoiselle H. Half-sister to NEW REGENT ($148,157, William P. Kyne H., etc., sire), Arabacus ($17,679, 2nd Big Four H., sire). Dam of 5 winners--

Rosedon (f. by Vice Regent). See above.

Western Regent (c. by Vice Regent). 2 wins at 4, $52,595. Sire.

Silver Blitz (f. by Bearer Bond). 8 wins, 3 to 5, $40,415. Producer.

Parker (f. by Follow the Drum). 6 wins, 3 to 5, $35,797. Producer.

Silber Fuchs (c. by Bearer Bond). 3 wins at 3 and 6, $20,693.

Regent's Rainbow (f. by Vice Regent). Unraced. Dam of--

Noendtotherainbow (c. by Rare Performer). Winner at 2 and 5, $41,364, 2nd Clarendon S. -R (WO, $15,930(CAN)).

Candid Colours (f. by Bold Ruckus). 12 wins, 4 to 7, $129,184. Dam of--

ORPHAN LOVER (f. by Friendly Lover). 6 wins, 2 to 5, $197,418, Prairie Meadows Debutante S. [L] (PRM, $37,500), 2nd Iowa Sorority S. -R (PRM, $14,800). Dam of--

Afleet Lover (f. by Northern Afleet). 5 wins at 3 and 4, $104,471, 3rd Hawkeyes H. -R (PRM, $7,500).

Spectral Arc (f. by Dr. Carter). Winner at 2 and 5, $45,729. Dam of--

I'm Spectral (g. by Trajectory). 6 wins, 3 to 7, $267,720(USA), 3rd Vice Regent S. -R (WO, $13,750(CAN)), Deputy Minister S. -R (WO, $13,750(CAN)).

4th dam

DOBBINTON, by New Providence. 7 wins at 2 and 3, $25,112, Birdcatcher S., Debutante H., 2nd Ville Marie S., Kindergarten H., 3rd C.F.R.W. Inaugural H. Half-sister to FLAMME D'OR (Mazarine S., etc.), Confederation ($63,037, 2nd Achievement H.-R, etc.). Dam of 5 winners, including--

NEW REGENT (c. by Vice Regent). 7 wins, 2 to 4, $148,157, William P. Kyne H., Yearling Sales S.-R, 2nd Ventnor S., Coronation Futurity-R, 3rd Laurel Futurity-G1, Silky Sullivan Invitational H., Summer S. Set ncr at Fort Erie, 5 furlongs in 0:58.40. Sire.

Arabacus (c. by Viceregal). 5 wins, 2 to 5, $17,679, 2nd Big Four H. Sire.

Dobbinee (f. by Ruritania). Black type placed winner, see above. Ferdeleh (f. by Viceregal). Winner at 3.

=FERD D' FERH (VEN) (f. by Heron Bay). 3 wins at 2 and 3 in VEN, $225,277 (USA), Premio Ciudad de Caracas.

Fearless Nuisance (c. by Bold Nuisance). 10 wins, 3 to 5, $74,381, 2nd Journal H. [O], Stampede Park S. [O], Chinook Park S.

Notnibbod (f. by Victoria Park). 4 wins, 2 to 4, $11,785.  


RACE RECORD for Despite the Odds: At 2, unraced; at 3, three wins (Hill Prince S. [G3] (BEL, $65,400)), twice 2nd (Long Branch S. [L] (MTH, $35,000), Jersey Derby [L] (MTH, $20,000)); at 4, once 3rd; at 5, one win, 4 times 2nd (Bensalem S. [L] (PRX, $14,900)), once 3rd. Totals: 4 wins, 6 times 2nd, twice 3rd. Earned $261,429.

Race Record

Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
3 8 3 ( 1 ) 2 ( 2 ) 0 $173,460
4 3 0 0 1 $5,150
5 8 1 4 ( 1 ) 1 $82,819
Totals 19 4 6 2 $261,429

Race Record

Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
3 8 3 ( 1 ) 2 ( 2 ) 0 $173,460
4 3 0 0 1 $5,150
5 8 1 4 (1 ) 1 $82,819
Totals 19 4 6 2 $261,429

Won at 3 

  • Hill Prince S. (gr. III) at Belmont Park  (8f, D, defeating Affirmatif, Dubinsky, Conservative, Rendezvous, Duke of Homberg (GB)). Replay 
  • An allowance optional claiming race at Laurel Park  (6f, D, defeating Fellow Crasher, Buddha Bop, Stone in Love, Marauder Nation, Eighttofasttocatch). Replay 
  • A maiden special weight race at Laurel Park  (6f, D, defeating Triple Honor, Dr Redwood, Carol's Hero, Grinding Speed, Outmaneuver, Daring Notion, Bowie Mill, Veteran Georgie). Replay 

2nd at 3 

  • Long Branch S. at Monmouth Park  (8.5f, D, to Atomic Rain, defeating Papa Clem, Omniscient, Nowhere to Hide, Lord Justice, Santana Six, Rapid Redux). Replay 
  • Jersey Derby at Monmouth Park  (8.5f, D, to Endymion, defeating Code of Honour, Algeiba). Replay 


Won at 5 

  • An allowance optional claiming race at Saratoga  (7f, D, defeating Flat Bold, China, Schoolyard Dreams, Radiohead (GB), Strapping Groom). Replay 

2nd at 5 

  • Bensalem S. at Parx Racing  (6.5f, D, to Movin' Out, defeating Wink At the Girls, Jack On the Rocks, Billy One Lite, Dixie Notion). Replay 



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