Bit of Class

Bit of Class

Shown as a Green Conformation Hunter during his show career. He was either Champion or Reserve in all of his divisions. He sired Spy Dust--winner of the IHF at the Garden; Paris Lights--high score green hunter in the country; and his yearlings have won many Futurities in Maryland and Virginia. Even after his death, he is recognized as a popular TB sire of hunter champions noted for throwing that "special" Bit of Class look.

Bit of Class's sire, Keelo was a great sporthorse sire who stood at the famous Hill Top Show Stable owned by Rodney Jenkins. Keelo, the popular sire of show horses, won classes at Devon and Upperville as a yearling. Next, he spent three seasons on the racetrack, winning at places like Aqueduct and Laurel. Later in life, Keelo returned to the show ring, and he was pinned at major shows, including Devon and Upperville, in the green conformation hunter division.

Keelo was sired by Hill Prince who was Horse of the Year in 1950, winner of the Preakness, set a track record at Aqueduct, and was elected in to the Hall of Fame in 1991.

Bit of Class's dam, Starset was a producer of many quality foals. Starset was by Setubal who sired such winning hunters as Automation 1971 3rd in AHSA Green Conformation Hunter, 1972 AHSA Green Conformation Champion, 1973 ASHA Regular Conformation Hunter Champion, and more.



Sire: Keelo
Dam: Starset