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Vic Stauffer, the Hollywood Park track announcer and agent for leading rider Joel Rosario, was hospitalized on Saturday evening and did not call the races on Sunday.
Stauffer was thought to have suffered "a mini-stroke," track officials said, but a complete diagnosis had not been made. Stauffer underwent tests on Sunday and was released late Sunday afternoon. His place in the announcer's booth on Sunday was taken by Ed Burgart, who calls races at nearby Los Alamitos.
Stauffer was in contact with officials on Sunday afternoon, discussing race results. He told track officials that he hoped to return to race calling on Thursday, the next live racing day.
Rosario won the first three races on Sunday, including the Hollywood Juvenile on Necessary Evil, a filly who beat males.
Best wishes to Vic and I hope he recovers quickly!
Who is the best to call Zenyatta "the Zen Master" ? I hope he can call her next race too.
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I just got off the phone with Vic, He is out of the hospital and feeling alot better. He was in his car with his fiancee at the beach. He will be back at the microphone on Thursday doing what he does so well !!!
Great guy , great announcer and now becoming a pretty good jockeys agent too !!
Thanks so much for the update. This sort of "straight from the horse's mouth" information makes our new community, like the old forum, a very special resource.
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