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Eclipse

Eclipse

In the tradition of Seabiscuit, the extraordinary true story of the world`s most famous racehorse, and the rogue who owned him A vivid portrait of high and low life, princes, paupers, and prostitutes, this history brings to life an era of passionate sport, ferocious gambling, and uninhibited sex. It`s the story of a rank outsider who went on to become a national celebrity; and of the horse that became a national icon, and whose influence is transcendent 200 years later. Epsom Downs, May 3, 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 spectators know they are in the presence of greatness. Among the crowd are Eclipse`s owner?a meat salesman, and a man who wants to own Eclipse?an adventurer, roguery, gambler, and the companion of the madam of one of London`s most notorious brothels. Eclipse will go on to become the undisputed, undefeated champion of his sport. He will found dynasties that will dominate the bloodstock market in every country where thoroughbreds race. His influence will be such that 95 percent of horses racing today are his male-line descendants.

  • Вес : 300 г

  • Ширина упаковки : 1 мм

  • Высота упаковки : 1 мм

  • Глубина упаковки : 1 мм

  • Тип обложки (Переплет) : Мягкая обложка 

  • Количество страниц : 384 

  • Год выпуска : 2011 

  • Автор на обложке : Nicholas Clee 

  • ISBN : 0552774421 

  • Язык издания : Английский