Who we are

Founded in 1989, B.E.S.T. is a highly effective nonprofit organization which provides free health and social services to the backstretch communities at the Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga Racetracks. We are committed to improving the quality of life of those who

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What we do

The Backstretch Employee Service Team serves nearly 2,000 backstretch workers at the Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga racetrack. Our programs serve both the men and women who work tirelessly to care for the horses and ensure the continued success  

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We can change lives with your help

Explore ways you can help transform the lives of thoroughbred racing’s unsung heroes. Whether you choose to volunteer your time or make a philanthropic donation, with your help we can significantly impact the lives of thousands of backstretch workers. B.E.S.T.

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