- 2011 Canadian Horse of the Year
- 2011 First Lady Stakes (G1)
|$1,298,769||Smart Strike||Lisieux||Mare||2005||Team Block||Gerry O'Meara and Stanley Inman||Chris Block|
In 1994, Nicoma purchased Lisieux, in foal to Lyphard. After successfully selling a number of foals on behalf of Nancy Dillman, Mill Ridge sold Never Retreat in utero at Keeneland’s 2005 January Sale. Never Retreat was bred in Kentucky by Gerry O’Meara and Stanley Inman and is a half sister to multiple stakes producer Laoub. Lisieux is a half sister to Grade II winner Sweetest Chant, dam of Grade I winner Danzig's Beauty, who is the dam of 2011 leading sire Distorted Humor.