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Eclipse

Author: Nicholas Clee
Publisher: London : Bantam, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Epsom Downs, 3rd May, 1769: a chestnut with a white blaze scorches across the turf towards the finishing post. His four rivals are so far behind him that, in racing terms, they are 'nowhere'. Awestruck, his spectators know they are in the presence of greatness. Eclipse will go on to become the undisputed, undefeated champion of his sport. He will found dynasties that will dominate the bloodstock market - not only  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Clee
ISBN: 9780593059838 0593059832 0593059840 9780593059845
OCLC Number: 276648052
Awards: Winner of British Sports Book Awards: Best New Writer 2010
Short-listed for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2009
Description: 344 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (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 declince 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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Paints a vivid portrait of high and low life; of princes, paupers and prostitutes; an era of passionate sport, ferocious gambling, and uninhibited sex. This title tells the story of a rank outsider  Read more...

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"A compelling and brilliantly researched reflection of the era which featured one of racing's most renowned equine heroes." -- SIR PETER O'SULLEVAN "Nicholas Clee has taken one of the greatest of all Read more...

 
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