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‘A Massive Future’: Ellis Park Meet’s Bottom Line Showcases Potential

The end of Ellis Park’s 2019 highly successful race meet — which saw wagering increase 21 percent over 2018 and purses paid to horsemen go up 30 percent — conjures bigger visions for 2020. Ken Mimmack, manager of new owner Ellis Entertainment LLC, was mesmerized by the huge crowd that turned out Sunday for Kids Day. “While Ellis […]

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Tyler Baze Hires Vic Stauffer As Agent Until 2020 Oaklawn Meet Begins

Vic Stauffer, track announcer at Oaklawn Park, which ended its first extended race meet last Saturday, has begun booking mounts for jockey Tyler Baze at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Stauffer, who has also worked as a racing official, had previously served as agent for Baze in California.  Stauffer had stints booking mounts for Joel […]

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Tyler Baze ‘Taking It Day By Day’ At Oaklawn Park

There was plenty of Southern California star power on display last weekend at Oaklawn, notably champion Game Winner and Grade 1 winner Improbable for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert in a split $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds. Game Winner and Improbable jetted home Tuesday, but some of that Southern California star power remained. […]

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Tyler Baze Moves His Tack To Oaklawn Park Through May

Tyler Baze, among the top jockeys on the Southern California circuit, was scheduled to ride three horses Sunday in his first day as a regular at Oaklawn. Baze, 36, will be represented by agent Joe Santos, who has booked mounts at the meet for David Cabrera, Israel Rodriguez and apprentice Luis Fuentes. Arkansas Racing Commission […]

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Hellmers Holds Top Two Placings After Day One Of Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Christian Hellmers of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, is first and second place with both entries after day one of the Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Players started the day with a $3,000 live money bankroll in the two-day Challenge. Hellmers scored in the Bob Hope Stakes, race five, hitting a $100 trifecta paying $20,000+ on both […]

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Stauffer Headed To Del Mar Handicapping Challenge With Two Entries

Track announcer Vic Stauffer has been raking in the qualifications for the July 29-30 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge, wrapping up a second $7,000 entry for the contest in Sunday’s qualifier. He will now enter the handicapping contest with two entries, and if either of those entries wins Stauffer will be eligible for a $10,000 HorseTourneys […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Versatile Vic Stauffer

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. […]

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Winner, Winner: Stauffer Claims Top Prize In Two Saturday Handicapping Tourneys

Oaklawn Park track announcer Vic Stauffer is quite an astute handicapper, and he often competes in several handicapping tournaments throughout the year. Last weekend, Stauffer came out on top in both the HorsePlayers and HorseTourneys competitions. He also finished second in a tournament on Memorial Day. The victory in the HorsePlayers tourney earned him a […]

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Oaklawn Park: New Announcer Vic Stauffer Excited For Opening Day

As the soon-to-be agent for Bobby Lester, a big winner at Oaklawn during the mid-1990s, Vic Stauffer was laying the groundwork for a meet a few years later in Hot Springs when he checked in one morning with the jockey’s major client. Stauffer’s visit with this trainer was – literally – the beginning of the […]

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