Stacie Clark

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Celebrates Successful Presence At Saratoga

Throughout two weeks in early August at Saratoga, which included Whitney Weekend and the Fasig-Tipton sales, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) made a significant impact through multiple avenues, the organization reported in a press release late Thursday. NYRA's Community Outreach Booth showcased TAA's efforts and accomplishments. Honored with the distinction of having two named races on Aug. 5-6, drawing attention to their vital work. Received a $25,000 donation from James and Shari Ough. Facilitated a memorable experience for the winners of the VIP package in the Off to the Races...

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1/ST Donates $50,000 to TAA on Pegasus World Cup Day

1/ST celebrated more than decade long partnership with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) on Pegasus World Cup Day. For the second consecutive year, the Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf was named in honor of the TAA and in a presentation following the race, TAA representatives accepted a check for $50,000 from 1/ST. "1/ST RACING & GAMING stands behind the efforts of the TAA and we are proud to make continued contributions to ensure our thoroughbred athletes receive the best care following their racing careers," said Aidan Butler, Chief...

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Q and A With the Stacie Clark on the TAA's Tenth Anniversary

Ten years ago this month, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance was formed to give racing a way to accredit its labyrinth of individual rehoming and retirement facilities, putting the gold seal on those worthy of the public's trust. A decade later, aftercare is front and center in the conversation as racing approaches its championship day, the Breeders' Cup, with several organizations holding their principal annual fundraisers around the event. I sat down to talk with the TAA's executive director, Stacie Clark, about the industry's developing feelings towards aftercare since the organization...

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Clark Named Thoroughbred Owner Conference Keynote Speaker

Stacie Clark, operations consultant for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), will be the keynote speaker for OwnerView's in-person Thoroughbred Owner Conferenceat Saratoga Race Course July 25-26, 2022. Clark has been with the TAA since its inception in 2012 and assumed the role of operations consultant in 2014. Previously, she created the first in-house retirement program while serving as Thoroughbred Retirement Program manager at Adena Springs. Clark rode as a jockey in Ontario and was nominated for the 1994 Sovereign Award as Outstanding Apprentice in Canada. When Woodbine Racetrack expanded its...

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TAA Featured Whitney Week

A series of events will highlight the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) Aug. 7-8 at Saratoga Race Course, according to The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA). On Saturday, the non-profit organization will be featured at the NYRA Community Booth, where fans will be able to learn about the organization's mission, and to make a donation in exchange for a Remi Bellocq cartoon t-shirt and a variety of racing items like saddle towels and goggles. Fans can also make a donation to the TAA throughout the Saratoga meet when cashing a...

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TAA Accreditation Application Available

Edited Press Release The 2021 application for accreditation by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is now available on OpenWater and can be accessed through Thoroughbred aftercare nonprofits interested in applying must complete the application by Apr. 1 at 6 p.m. ET. Since TAA accreditation is only granted for a specific period of time, organizations with accreditation status ending in 2021 that want to remain accredited need to re-apply. Accreditation status is determined after a complete review of five areas of an aftercare organization: operations, education, horse health care management, facility...

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