Stacie Clark (Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance)
Stacie Clark, raised in Ontario, Canada, is the daughter of thoroughbred trainer Joan Clark and owner Peter Clark. Growing up around thoroughbred racing, her parents’ passion for the industry soon became her own. Stacie started working at the racetrack over the summers while attending University. Galloping horses in the mornings and working in the Media and Publicity Department in the afternoons, horses took up almost all of her time.
After graduating with Combined Honors in Media Communications, Stacie went on to work in the Toronto, Ontario Film and Television industry. After four years in the field as an Assistant Editor, the chance to ride races as a jockey was expiring and her career in television was put on hold. From 1993 through 1996 Stacie rode as a jockey in Ontario and was nominated for the 1994 Sovereign Award as Outstanding Apprentice in Canada. When Woodbine Racetrack expanded its television department in 1999 the cross over to Associate Producer and Racing Television Commentator was a natural one. During her tenure, Stacie worked on Sovereign Award winning productions “Woodbine Entertainment Live” and “Woodbine Racing Live”.
In more recent years, Stacie’s focus has turned to the development of thoroughbred retirement initiatives and implementation of equine aftercare programs. In 2004, as Thoroughbred Retirement Program Manager at Adena Springs, the first ever in-house retirement program was created. These efforts have in turn resulted in numerous industry recognition awards for both Adena Springs and Mr. Frank Stronach. Stacie was also directly involved in the implementation and management of the aftercare programs at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park.
In 2013, Stacie produced HRTV’s Eclipse Award winning, Emmy nominated documentary “Saratoga War Horse”. Stacie has served on the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance board since its beginning, and was chair of the accreditation committee for a year and half. In November 2014 Stacie joined the TAA full time as operations Consultant.