This Pedigree Report is written by Lauren Floyd, Blood Stock Apprentice, Wasabi Ventures Stables:
Shall Try is a multiple winning daughter of Orientate. She broke her maiden at Laurel Park going a mile on the dirt by almost 6 lengths and hit the board in 4 of her 10 career starts. WVS claimed her out of her final race sprinting on the dirt, which she won by almost 3 lengths. In total, she earned nearly $40,000 on the track.
Orientate was crowned champion sprinter of 2002 after capturing the Breeders' Cup Sprint that year. He stood his first 9 seasons in Kentucky at Gainesway before moving to Northview Stallion Station in Maryland for the 2013 season. Since that time, Orientate has consistently been one of the leading sires in Maryland and was even the leading active sire in 2015.
Dearie Be Good, Shall Try's winning dam by Scrimshaw, has produced one other winner from her only other foal to start. Great Start, by the Mid-Atlantic powerhouse stallion Jump Start, won 4 times and hit the board in over half of her 23 career starts to earn over $87,000 on the track. She broke her maiden at the Maiden Special Weight level in Maryland as a 2yo by over 7 lengths before going on to compete at the allowance level in each of her five years on the track. She earned a career high Equibase speed figure of 89.
Shall Try's second dam, Youwantmetodowhat, an unraced daughter of Storm Bird, produced 8 winners from 9 of her foals to race, including Papparazi and Questioning. Papparazi, a son of Press Card, raced 43 times between ages 2 and 7 to earn nearly $225,000 on the track. He won 11 of his races (more than a quarter of his starts) and hit the board an impressive 31 times. Questioning, a gray gelding by Skip Away, raced 33 times from ages 3 to 7 and won over $111,000 throughout his career.