Eclipse: The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever

Eclipse: The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever

by Nicholas Clee

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590207376
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 03/29/2012
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,162,202
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.24(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nicholas Clee is a journalist and racing enthusiast. He is also the author of a cookbook, Don't Sweat the Aubergine. He writes a weekly column in the Times and reviews in the Times Literary Supplement.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 The Chairman 3

2 The Bawd 17

3 The Gambler 27

4 The Duke 40

5 The Meat Salesman 52

6 The Young Thoroughbred 62

7 Coup de Foudre 74

8 The Rest Nowhere 87

9 1-100 Eclipse 97

10 The First Lady Abbess 113

11 The Stallion 128

12 The Most Glorious Spectacle 140

13 Cross and Jostle 158

14 An Example to the Turf 169

15 The 14lb Heart 181

16 The Litigant 189

17 The Decline of the Jontleman 203

18 Artists' Models 215

19 Eclipse's Legacy - the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 229

20 Eclipse's Legacy - the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries 248

21 The Skeleton 269

Sources 281

Appendix 1 Eclipse's Racing Career 293

Appendix 2 Eclipse's Pedigree 298

Appendix 3 The O'Kelly Family 308

Appendix 4 Racing Terms, Historical and Contemporary 309

Bibliography 314

Acknowledgements 322

Picture Acknowledgements 324

Index 329

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