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Vic Trainer Kel Chapman Dies At 83

Friday, 29th June 2012

Kel Chapman "the 2nd-oldest trainer in Victoria until he retired a year ago, has died aged 83" reported The Herald-Sun. Chapman "worked under the legendary Tommy Woodcock at Mentone in his late teens", before taking out his own training licence in 1954. His subsequent Gr1-winners included Samson, Watney, Farquhar, Chicola, Nilarco, Centrillon & Gossiper. Chapman's daughter Jenny works in the racing media in Hong Kong & son David trains at Caulfield.

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