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- DescriptionEpsom 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 'where'. Watching Eclipse is the man who wants to buy him. An adventurer who has made his money through roguery and gambling, Dennis O'Kelly is also the companion of the madam of one of London's most torious brothels. 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 will include Desert Orchid, Arkel and all but three of the Derby winners of the past fifty years. And his astonishing life will be matched only by that of the rogue who owned him.
- Author BiographyNicholas Clee is a journalist, cookery writer, and racing enthusiast. He lives in north London with his wife (also an author) and two daughters.
- PrizesWinner of British Sports Book Awards: Best New Writer 2010. Shortlisted for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2009.
- Author(s)Nicholas Clee
- PublisherTransworld Publishers Ltd
- Date of Publication09/06/2011
- SubjectEquestrian & Animal Sports
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBlack Swan
- Content Note16 pages
- Weight259 g
- Width127 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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