Try My Best
|Try My Best|
|Breeder||E. P. Taylor|
|Try My Best is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Sex Appeal by Northern Dancer. He was born around 1975 in the United States, and was bred by E. P. Taylor.|
Larkspur Stakes (1977)|
Dewhurst Stakes (1977)
Vauxhall Trial Stakes (1978)
Irish Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1977)|
English Champion Two-year-old Colt (1977)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on May 14, 2010|
Try My Best (foaled 1975 in Maryland) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred by E. P. Taylor, Try My Best was sired by the great Northern Dancer and out of the mare Sex Appeal, who also produced his full brother El Gran Senor.
Conditioned for racing by the legendary Irish trainer, Vincent O'Brien, at age two Try My Best won the G III Larkspur Stakes at Leopardstown Racecourse in Ireland and the G I Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse in England. The unbeaten 1977 Champion Two-Year-Old of England and Ireland won the Vauxhall Trial Stakes at Phoenix Park Racecourse at age three in 1978 following which owner Robert Sangster syndicated the colt for US$6 million. Try My Best then shocked his owners and the betting public when he finished last in the Classic 2,000 Guineas Stakes to winner, Roland Gardens.  Injured, Try My Best never returned to racing.
Try My Best was notably the sire of:
- Last Tycoon (b. 1983) - multiple stakes winner in France, England and the United States including the 1986 Group One Sprint Championship, King's Stand Stakes, and Breeders' Cup Mile. A succcessful sire and outstanding sire of sires.
- My Best Valentine (b. 1990) - durable Group race winner who competed for seven years in England and France. Wins include the Group One Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp at age eight.
At age seventeen, Try My Best was sent to breeders in Japan.