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Eclipse : the horse that changed racing history forever

Author: Nicholas Clee
Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the story of the champion whose descendants have included Secretariat, Barbaro, and all but three of the past half-century's Kentucky Derby winners, offering insight into the role played by owner, racing outcast, and gambler Dennis O'Kelly.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Clee
ISBN: 9781590207376 1590207378
OCLC Number: 741538662
Notes: Originally published : Great Britain : Bantam Press, 2009.
Description: 343 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
The chairman --
The bawd --
The gambler --
The duke --
The meat salesman --
The young thoroughbred --
Coup de Foudre --
The rest nowhere --
1-100 Eclipse --
The first lady abbess --
The stallion --
The most glorious spectacle --
Cross and jostle --
An example to the turf --
The 14lb heart --
The litigant --
The decline of the jontleman --
Artists' models --
Eclipse's legacy : the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries --
Eclipse's legacy : the twentieth and twenty-first centuries --
The skeleton --
Appendix 1 : Eclipse's racing career --
Appendix 2 : Eclipse's pedigree --
Appendix 3 : The O'Kelly family --
Appendix 4 : Racing terms, historical and contemporary.
Responsibility: Nicholas Clee.

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Traces the story of the champion whose descendants have included Secretariat, Barbaro, and all but three of the past half-century's Kentucky Derby winners, offering insight into the role played by owner, racing outcast, and gambler Dennis O'Kelly.

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