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Eclipse: The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever By Nicholas Clee, Eclipse horse Breeding Eclipse was a bright chestnut with a narrow blaze running down his face He had a white stocking on his right hind leg Eclipse was a big horse for his time, just over hands inches, cm , and was an inch higher at the rump than at the withers He was strong, sound and fast. Eclipse The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever Oct , Eclipse The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever Nicholas Clee on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Watching Eclipse is the man who wants to buy him An adventurer and rogue who has made his money through gambling American Eclipse horse Eclipse The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever by Eclipse The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever by Nicholas Clee appealed to me because of its connection to the Kentucky Derby and especially to Secretariat I ve always had an affinity for horses because they are so graceful, beautiful, and strong. Eclipse, The Horse s The Resource for Horse Farms Aug , Eclipse was a big horse for his time, just over hands, and was an inch higher at the rump than at the withers He was strong, sound and fast He was sometimes criticized for having a large, unattractive head. Skeleton of Eclipse the horse dubbed the grandfather of Jul , Skeleton of Eclipse the horse dubbed the grandfather of modern racing is to go on display in a museum alongside famous equine paintings by artist George Stubbs. Eclipse The Unbeatean Horse Geri Walton Moreover, he changed horse racing history forever Eclipse s descendants include Barbaro, Secretariat, and all but three of the Kentucky Derby winners during the last fifty years There are also several well known things named for Eclipse One is the American Thoroughbred horse racing award called the Eclipse Awards. Why was the racehorse Eclipse so good ScienceDaily Jun , Scientists are researching what made the undefeated th Century horse, Eclipse, such a great champion The genetics research is giving insights Eclipse Welcome to Thoroughbred Heritage Eclipse was a bright chestnut with a narrow blaze running down the length of his face ending between his nostrils His right hind leg was also white almost up to his hock Eclipse was a big horse, but tremendously strong, sound and fast He was never lauded for his looks and sometimes criticized for having a large, unattractive head. Eclipse Horse Pedigree Thoroughbred pedigree for Eclipse, progeny, and female family reports from the Thoroughbred Horse Pedigree Query.

  • Title: Eclipse: The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever
  • Author: Nicholas Clee
  • ISBN: 9781590207376
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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.While O Kelly is destined to remain an outcast to the racing establishment, his horse will go on to becHis 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.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.
    Eclipse The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever 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

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    1. American readers might be familiar with the annual Eclipse Awards, but who was Eclipse and why is he famous Look to Georgian England, a period Nicholas Clee explores in elaborate detail Horseracing and gambling brought together the roughest commoners and the most elite blue bloods of the period Thus, the histories of William Augustus 1721 1765 , Duke of Cumberland and 3rd son of George II William Wildman 1718 1784 a prosperous Smithfield livestock broker and Dennis O Kelly 1725 1788 , an Irishma [...]

    2. Finally finished it I was distracted by other books, but finally finished this one The title was a little bit misleading I thought Eclipse was in it, but it mostly seemed to be about the people around Eclipse and the time period he raced in I think the first three or four chapter were about his owner and his significant other who was a prostitute and a madam before they really even got to Eclipse in any major way The author seemed to have interest in cover their lives than in Eclipse the horse. [...]

    3. Advertised on the cover as Seabiscuit without the schmaltz didn t really endear me to this book, as I loved Laura Hillenbrand s tale And schmaltz or not, she did a far better job bringing the humans associated with Seabiscuit to life than Clee did with the humans in Eclipse s life I found this book to be pretty dry, especially when the horses were set aside for the humans Eclipse s brilliant, undefeated racing career seemed barely touched upon, as he did his breeding career, in order to focus on [...]

    4. The last time I was in London, I went to the exhibit of George Stubbs magnificent equestrian portraits at the National Gallery This is the story of Eclipse, the first of the celebrity superhorses from whom most thoroughbreds descend today possibly because of his freakishly large heart passed on to the likes of Seabiscuit and War Admiral Clee examines the whole phenomena of British horse racing Royal Patronage, the financial mechanics of 18th century gambling, the Jockey Club to which Eclipse s d [...]

    5. This was fun to read I love horses and racing and this horse is the root and foundation of thoroughbred racing He is the bomb, the ONE, the mostest a prepotent sire who is the ancestor of than 95% of thoroughbreds today By itself that would be enough to interest me, but the story just gets better and better In Eclipse s time late 1700 s, early 1800 s English racing was at its wildest and most wide open Certainly, many owners were so called gentlemen and members of noble families or even Royalty [...]

    6. Eclipse The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever by Nicholas Clee appealed to me because of its connection to the Kentucky Derby and especially to Secretariat I ve always had an affinity for horses because they are so graceful, beautiful, and strong I studied the Kentucky Derby in school, but I never gave much thought to the history of horse racing Eclipse reminded me that racing has a long and rather sordid history Clee delves into the history of horse racing and doesn t shy away from pres [...]

    7. This is of a sport history book than a horse book Not much is known about Eclipse, the thoroughbred breed s most influential stud outside of race results, myth, a killer painting by George Stubbs and Eclipse s remarkable progeny Eclipse could rightly be called one of the first real thoroughbreds It s not for nothing that the major awards in the thoroughbred racing industry are called the Eclipse awards.If a time machine could somehow bring Eclipse to race against today s thoroughbreds and if th [...]

    8. The blurb on the front of the book says, A ripping yarn expertly toldSeabiscuit without the schmaltz Well, they got that half right Where Seabiscuit was an incredibly readable, detailed history, this was a meandering, dry, dare I say boring book that dragged and dragged and dragged I will read any kind of horse racing book out there, but this one felt at times only peripherally related to Eclipse The writing also feels slightly academic than storytelling hence, the dryness I will say, once I st [...]

    9. The history of Eclipse, owned jointly by a gambler and a brothel keeper should have been one of the most fascinating histories of all time, but Mr Clee s account was oh so very dry Too much of the book rambled off into commentary on other subjects and horses It was informative and well researched but as much fun as a history book.

    10. I really wanted to read about the racehorse What I actually got was a detailed history of 18th Century prostitution and so many footnotes I couldn t keep track of the current subject.

    11. It was an interesting read about racing during Eclipse s lifetime Chockful of dangerous and shady characters with lots of rumor and innuendo about horses, their bloodlines, their owners, etc.

    12. Wow What a swashbuckling story of the horse and the man who owned him Really interesting stuff about the pedigree of early thoroughbreds and the history of horseracing I d give it 20 stars if I could.

    13. I am sure that most readers who pick up Eclipse will either already have a keen interest in horseracing or will be equally keen students of 18th century social history In both cases the book will not tell them much that they did not already know the author explains, often with the use of extensive, academic style footnotes, details about racing and Georgian London that often seem to just show how much research he s done The trouble is that the subject of the book is elusive racing in the days be [...]

    14. For a book touting itself as biography of Eclipse, I still know very little about Eclipse now that I ve finished it In fact, we reach the end of Eclipse s racing career only one third of the way into the book There s also a chapter about Eclipse as a sire, and then at the end of the book they talk about his skeleton a little Otherwise, this could be looked at as a combined biography of Eclipse s owner and general history of English horse racing, with plenty of information on the history of prost [...]

    15. I couldn t decide between 3 and 4 stars on this one I thought the writing was great, and loved how the author went into detail on the historical record and used unexpected detours into the social history and biographical connections between players in the racing scene both efforts really enriched the book for me Nonetheless, I felt it was hard to make it through the second half of the book Recommend for horse lovers, aficionados of the Turf, or newbies interested in learning about the basics and [...]

    16. What do you get when you take a gambler, a rogue and a madam The world s most prepotent race horse, Eclipse This social history of the Georgian era in Britain is rife with big money, bad behavior and incomparable horses Clee paints an oftentimes rather hilarious picture of the times This isn t just a horse biography, it s a well researched analysis of the s and foibles of polite and not so polite society of the mid to late 18th century.

    17. I very much enjoyed this book It s a good look at the times back then, particularly the racing practices Eclipse s owner wasuhmething else The beginning, which focused particularly on him, was kind of slow and boring, but I can see where someone else might find those parts interesting.All in all, a must have for any horse racing fan cum history buff, as this combines those two loves.

    18. I could not get into this book I think part of the problem for me was that I had a lot of difficulty caring about Eclipse or his owner I never got the sense that there was an emotional connection, or of the importance of Eclipse in himself rather than as a founding father The author sets up the world of Eclipse and O Kelly quite well, but I never got viscerally why I should care.

    19. What a wonderful book Only weeks into 2017 and I may have discovered my favourite book for the year The story of the infamous Eclipse, the distant relative of many successful racehorses is brilliantly portrayed by the author The protagonists and the era are brought to life and show there is no better tale to tell than non fiction History weaved with story telling at its best brilliant.

    20. I really enjoyed this book I love horse racing and like history and this book had both so it was very easy to enjoy Mr Clee has a very nice style that is easy to follow I really enjoyed the backgound on the main characters being neither the upper nor the lower eschelon, I feel that they were a group that is seldom written about I feel he did very well in his horse racing history too

    21. Entertaining and informative as much about the birth and evolution of Thoroughbred racing as the horse who has become the ancestor of a large percentage of the breed Also horse names in the 1700s were something else Pot8os is perhaps my favorite among Eclipse s sons.

    22. Not the best racing book you ll ever read but considering the legacy of Eclipse essential reading for turf fans.The author does a commendable job of bringing the world of Eclipse to life despite the limited and unreliable source material available.

    23. An interesting look at the birth of modern horse racing yet the most compelling parts of the tale are the people and the times the great horse came from The follies and foibles of the humans involved made me hungry for information on the times.

    24. The book was on the short side which was disappointing, and there was about his owner trainer then the actual horse In general it was a great read for any race horse fanatic since you cannot typically find much information about Eclipse

    25. A very good history of the horse that started it all and the people that surrounded him Clee does a masterful job of bringing you into the 18th century and building a very real world out of race records, ledgers and bills Brilliant.

    26. A great reference book for those looking for information on this great animal as well as early British racing history At the times, the writer goes off topic, but the tangents are interesting although not pertinent to the subject.

    27. This was a fun and interesting look at the history of horse racing as well as an eye opening account of how much influence one horse had over the entire breed and sport.

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