About this book
The extraordinary true story of the world's most famous racehorse, and the rogue who owned him. Eclipse was an 18th century horse, who was owned by Dennis O'Kelly, the companion to the madam of one of London's most notorious brothels. Eclipse was the ancestor of Desert Orchid, Arkel and many other Derby winners.
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'. Watching Eclipse is the man who wants to buy him.