Published Saturday, August 21st, 2021   ( 1 year ago )

Stauffer Crushes Final Race Exacta to Win $180,000 Pacific Classic Betting Challenge

Vic Stauffer, from Hot Springs, AR, hit a $100 race 11 exacta that paid more than $45,000 to blast into the lead. Stauffer bested 115 total entries with a final bankroll of $55,820.

Todd Cady from San Diego and Roger Cettina from Rumson, NJ, finished second and third to round out the top three as both turned the $3,500 starting bankroll into over $33,000.

Stauffer wins $50,000 in cash plus $10,000 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge entry, this year held at Del Mar on November 5 & 6. His gigantic exacta payoff in the last race featured a 24-1 winner on top of a 22-1 second place finisher to easily distance blast into the first place finish.

A total of seven entries to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge were awarded to the top seven finishers. Also awarded were 2022 National Horseplayers Championship berths plus cash prizes accumulating to $180,000 in total prizes.

1 Vic Stauffer $55,820.00
2 Todd Cady $33,585.00
3 Roger Cettina $33,023.40
4 Brian Herrity $23,650.00
5 Jim Mazur $19,076.50
6 Dustin Moore $19,070.80
7 Tim Downs $16,400.80
8 Nisan Gabbay $16,375.00
9 Shawn Turner $16,000.00
10 Ryan Flanders $11,300.00