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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
|The Chairman||p. 3|
|The Bawd||p. 17|
|The Gambler||p. 27|
|The Duke||p. 40|
|The Meat Salesman||p. 52|
|The Young Thoroughbred||p. 62|
|Coup de Foudre||p. 74|
|The Rest Nowhere||p. 87|
|1-100 Eclipse||p. 97|
|The First Lady Abbess||p. 113|
|The Stallion||p. 128|
|The Most Glorious Spectacle||p. 140|
|Cross and Jostle||p. 158|
|An Example to the Turf||p. 169|
|The 14lb Heart||p. 181|
|The Litigant||p. 189|
|The Decline of the Jontleman||p. 203|
|Artists' Models||p. 215|
|Eclipse's Legacy - the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries||p. 229|
|Eclipse's Legacy - the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries||p. 248|
|The Skeleton||p. 269|
|Eclipse's Racing Career||p. 293|
|Eclipse's Pedigree||p. 298|
|The O'Kelly Family||p. 308|
|Racing Terms, Historical and Contemporary||p. 309|
|Picture Acknowledgements||p. 324|
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