Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music


Item# 9780552774420

Product Description

Publisher: Black Swan

Author: Nicholas Clee

This is a vivid portrait of high society and low life, of passionate sport and ferocious gambling. It's the story of Eclipse's owner, an adventurer who made his money through roguery and gambling a rank outsider who went on to become a national celebrity and of his horse, which went on to become the undisputed champion of horse racing; founded dynasties that dominated the bloodstock market in every country where Thoroughbreds raced; and whose influence was such that ninety-five percent of horses racing today are Eclipse's male-line descendants. (pb)