In addition to his job as Hollywood Park track announcer, Vic Stauffer has taken on the role of agent for talented Southern California-based jockey Joel Rosario. According to Stauffer, who took Rosario's book as of Thursday, he has the potential to become a leading rider.
Stauffer was Rosario'a agent for several months at Bay Meadows in Northern California two winters ago, just before Rosario made the move to Southern California.
"He's 23 years old, people like him, he has tremendous ability on the back of the horses, and has a really good work ethic," said Stauffer. "He has the whole package, and a chance to be truly great." Stauffer added, "It's a tremendous opportunity for me."
Stauffer says he's not doing "barnstorming" anymore, preferring to settle down in Southern California. "When I asked Hollywood Park about this opportunity," he said, "I made it clear that, regardless of what they said, as long as they will allow me to call races, I will be at Hollywood Park."