The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever
ISBN 9781590207376 | 352 pages | 29 Mar 2012 | Overlook | 5.98 x 9.01in | 18 - AND UP
Summary of Eclipse Summary of Eclipse Reviews for Eclipse An Excerpt from Eclipse
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."It is a centaur of a book: half-human, half-horse. But Clee knows how to tell a gripping story: he weaves the halves together into a well-written narrative of social change . . . Fascinating." -- The Independent
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.
"Splendid . . . This is a read bursting with life, and Clee has the balance and worldliness to weigh all his material with sense and perspective. No racing home should be without it." -- The Times
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