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Eclipse : The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever



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Penguin Group USA
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A chestnut with a white blaze is scorching across the turf towards the finishing post. His four rivals are so far behind him that, in racing terms, they are "nowhere." Watching Eclipse is the man who wants to buy him. An adventurer and rogue who has made his money through gambling, Dennis O'Kelly is also companion to the madam of a notorious London brothel. While O'Kelly is destined to remain an outcast to the racing establishment, his horse will go on to become the undisputed, undefeated champion of his sport. Eclipse's male-line descendants include Secretariat, Barbaro, and all but three of the Kentucky Derby winners of the past fifty years.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 1
The Chairmanp. 3
The Bawdp. 17
The Gamblerp. 27
The Dukep. 40
The Meat Salesmanp. 52
The Young Thoroughbredp. 62
Coup de Foudrep. 74
The Rest Nowherep. 87
1-100 Eclipsep. 97
The First Lady Abbessp. 113
The Stallionp. 128
The Most Glorious Spectaclep. 140
Cross and Jostlep. 158
An Example to the Turfp. 169
The 14lb Heartp. 181
The Litigantp. 189
The Decline of the Jontlemanp. 203
Artists' Modelsp. 215
Eclipse's Legacy - the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuriesp. 229
Eclipse's Legacy - the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuriesp. 248
The Skeletonp. 269
Sourcesp. 281
Eclipse's Racing Careerp. 293
Eclipse's Pedigreep. 298
The O'Kelly Familyp. 308
Racing Terms, Historical and Contemporaryp. 309
Bibliographyp. 314
Acknowledgementsp. 322
Picture Acknowledgementsp. 324
Indexp. 329
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