There are few jobs left in horse racing Vic Stauffer hasn't done.
Enthralled by the sport at an early age, Stauffer skipped high school so he could make the racetrack life his own. From hotwalker to chart caller to jockey's agent, Vic tried everything, all the while focused on his true love of announcing the races. That dream came true as well. Stauffer made a name for himself calling fan favorite Zenyatta, a race in the middle of an earthquake and the final, sad day at Hollywood Park.
The latter devastated him to the point of almost giving up his passion, but he's back as the announcer at Oaklawn Park and has also recently become one of the country's top players in handicapping tournaments.
In this edition of Around the Track, Stauffer shares emotional memories from Hollywood Park, gives us a taste of what it means to be an agent and a steward, and reveals what makes him a successful horseplayer. Plus, how did he come to own part of a baseball team?
You can listen to Around the Track, hosted by Scott Jagow, below but you can also download it to your phone and listen at your convenience. It's available on iTunes, on android phones with the easy-to-use Horse Radio Network app, and other podcast apps.
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