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Please enjoy an eclectic diversity of content and subjects created by Matt Chapman. This blog page gives more in depth detail and cool anecdotes pertaining to each video, film, or perhaps something else completely. On top of that, you will find info about the online video making paradigm, production, post-production and more. ChappyShowcase has content channels all over the web. All links for each channel are located for your convenience at a click of the button. Be sure to check the blog regularly to be updated on what is happening with Growing Up Guide Pup, ChappyShowcase, and GurillaTV. Or, better yet, subscribe to one of the RSS feeds so every new post is automatically emailed to you. Enjoy...and remember, keep that camera rollin!

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Friday, July 18, 2008


One of the most bizarre events in horse racing history occured February 3rd, 1989 at Golden Gate Fields. Apprentice jockey Nate Hubbard clipped heels with my father Tom Chapman's horse CURRENT LADY. Mr. Hubbard's horse SWEET WATER OAK stumbled causing him to lose control of the reigns. As he started to fall he miraculousy reached around the horses neck and grabbed on for dear life. After that you have to see it to believe it. The only time in horse racing history when a jockey crossed the finish line in the winnings while not actually in the saddle. A truly amazing event, and one that my father knows better than anyone because he had the best view on the track. He crossed the finish line in first place. Check it out...it's worth the one minute of your time.

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