Over ninety percent of the modern thoroughbreds racing today can trace their lineage back to the great Eclipse. Unbeaten in eighteen starts, Eclipse is arguably the best horse to have raced under rules. Winning so easily in his races the famous “Eclipse First and The Rest Nowhere” was coined and now often referred to as Eclipsing your rivals. The distinctive chestnut often frightened off his rivals and claimed a number of walkovers. 

(Featured Image – Eclipse by George Stubbs)