About us

Founded in 1989, B.E.S.T. is a highly effective nonprofit organization which provides for the economically disadvantaged backstretch communities at the Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga Racetracks.  We are committed to improving the quality of life of those who tirelessly care for thoroughbred racing’s most prized possessions – the horses.  Our vision is for every backstretch worker to have access to first-rate health care and a better quality of life.