Clara Dalrymple is the main antagonist of Racing Stripes. She is Nolan's former employer. She is portrayed by Wendie Malick.
Role in the film
Clara is the current employer of Channing Walsh, the daughter of the film's main human protagonist, Nolan Walsh (who also used to work for her). She is first seen chastising Channing for bringing Stripes to the race track, which causes the latter to instantly dislike her. Later on, she bullies Channing again, but this time, Nolan calls her out on it. Clara then sarcastically volunteers Stripes to compete in the Kentucky Open. Nolan and Clara bet that if Stripes wins, Nolan gets to keep Sandy, and if Stripes loses, he goes back to work for her. After Stripes manages to win the race, a dissatisfied Clara is further humiliated when Goose defecates on her hat in front of the press.