Bred by Willoughby Bertie (1740-1799), 4th Earl of Abingdon
A horse of great quality, power and endurance, many of his races were run over the Beacon Course, upwards of four miles. Not surprisingly he was considered the best horse of his time, winning twenty-eight races over the span of seven years, including the Jockey Club Purse three times, and the Craven Stakes. (Some sources say he ran more than forty times and won over thirty races). He was sold to Richard, 1st Earl Grosvenor, for 1500 guineas at five years of age, after his first race in 1778. He stood at Oxcroft Farm near Balsham, Cambridgeshire, for a fee of 20 guineas along with Justice (br c 1774 Herod). He was moved to Upper Hare Park near Newmarket in 1796. A great success in the stud, he sired 165 winners of £57,595 and 3 Cups. His best son was Waxy (ch c 1773) who ensured the continuance of the Eclipse sire line down to the present day. Sire Line Pot8os. Family 38.
He died at Upper Hare Park in November of 1800.