"Show me the man who can class horses correctly and I will show you the man who can win all the money he wants, and he only needs a dollar to start"
Time has shown it to be one of the greatest truths ever uttered about horse racing. Class, that intangible thing that defies definition, controls almost positively the running of thoroughbreds..! Class enables one horse to beat another no matter what the physical odds imposed may be, what the conditions or what the distance. You may say it is that which enables a pit bull terrier to whip a big dog of another breed. Hard to define, but everybody sees it, when it's there.
MAXIMS AND METHODS OF PITTSBURGH PHIL