Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort track announcer Vic Stauffer has “separated” from the business, likely over a tweet he sent earlier this month about being caught masturbating as a teen.
While Stauffer, now in his 60s, hasn’t verified which tweet jerked Oaklawn out of shape, we think it’s this one:
Stauffer deleted his account for a while, but his @goofonroof Twitter account is back up now. He tweeted this about the separation this morning:
I’ve separated from @OaklawnRacing I thank them for 6 1/2 GREAT yrs. We disagreed about the severity of a tweet I recently posted. Respect their opinion. In LV to enjoy competing vs fellow horse players in the NHC. Humbly appreciate all the well wishes. Our game is the BEST! VJS
— Vic Stauffer (@goofonroof) March 10, 2023
We emailed Jennifer Hoyt, Oaklawn’s director of racing, about the matter on March 2 but she didn’t respond.
The Daily Racing Form has reported Oaklawn has hired Jim Byers, announcer at Lone Star Park in Texas, to replace Stauffer.