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The turf

The Eclipse Stakes at Sandown: a pulsating contest between two brave horses and two thinking jockeys

It was the kind of thing you go racing for

11 July 2015

9:00 AM

11 July 2015

9:00 AM

Eclipse was one of the most remarkable racehorses ever. Sired by the then undistinguished Marske, whom mares could visit for a mere half-guinea,and born in Windsor Great Park on the day of the annular eclipse of the sun in 1774, the chestnut with one white stocking retired unbeaten after 18 victories in the days when races were run in heats over two or four miles.

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