Backstretch Employee Service Team
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Email: paul@bestbackstretch.org

Phone: (516) 488-3434 ext. 103

Registered Charity: EIN 11-2976735

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Healthcare and wellness services 
for those who care for the horses 

SETTING THE NATIONAL STANDARD IN
BACKSTRETCH HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

HEALTH

Primary healthcare clinic offering comprehensive services
free of charge

HOPE

On-site counseling and individualized, licensed addiction recovery services

HELP

Translation, transportation services, and assistance with health and
term life insurance

 

LIFE ON THE

BACKSTRETCH

 The success of the racing industry is absolutely dependent on the strength and dedication of the backstretch community. Behind the scenes each morning, backstretch workers wake before dawn to care for the horses they love. The long days, combined with the nature of their work, can be taxing on these individuals, both physically and mentally. The Backstretch Employee Service Team is committed to providing them with the health and wellness services necessary to keep this
community strong
.

OUR ANNUAL IMPACT

Setting the national standard

~3K

Medical treatment visits

~1K

Drug and alcohol treatment visits

89%

Employees who improve or sustain their work status 

79%

Employees who abstain from drugs and alcohol

~15K

Articles of clothing provided to workers

"BEST's mission is to help with the social
and physical welfare of the backstretch workers."

 Paul Ruchames, Executive Director

HOW TO HELP

FEATURED EVENTS