Thoroughbred Charities of America announced that Priscilla Clark will receive the TCA Industry Service Award at the 18th annual TCA Stallion Season and Art Auction at Keeneland Nov. 30.
Clark will be honored for her lifelong commitment to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of Thoroughbreds at Tranquility Farm in California. She has bred and owned Thoroughbreds since 1983 and has always taken in injured or unwanted Thoroughbreds.
Clark is president of Tranquility Farm, which began as the Harry A. Biszantz Memorial Center. Aware of her commitment to Thoroughbred retirement, Cobra Farm owner Gary Biszantz approached Clark in 1988 with a proposal. He wanted to create a retired racehorse sanctuary on an abandoned farm in Tehachapi, Calif., as a memorial to his late father, Harry Biszantz. Nine years later, 100 horses are there under Clark’s care in retraining or retirement from the racetrack.
The award will be presented during the TCA dinner at Keeneland, which includes a silent auction of art and live auction of several stallion seasons.