May 18, 2018

Handicapping and Horse Racing

Picking a winner in a horse race is a demanding task.  It requires hours of vigilant study, mathematical intuition and a good dose of luck.

But here’s one sure bet; BEST!

At the root of every successful horse are the backstretch workers who day-in and day-out provide meticulous care for the horses in their charge.  They wake before dawn, regardless of the weather and selflessly devote themselves, everyday to the welfare f the horses we enjoy on race-day.

The joy we derive from the sport of racing would not be possible if not for the dedication of the backstretch workers and BEST is the non-profit which “cares for the people who care for the horses.”

Please place a sure-win bet now on BEST!




April 19, 2018

The Behind the Scenes Heroes of Horse Racing

With the Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown of horse racing fast upon us, this is a good time to celebrate the heroes in the horse racing industry who make the grandeur of the big show possible; the backstretch workers.  Toiling behind the scenes day in and day out,  grooms, hot walkers, exercise riders, night -watch workers and assistant trainers are critical to the success of every thoroughbred, yet the backstretch workers work in anonymity; no silks to identify them, no social media to glorify them.  Race call announcers have no reason to call their name but still they work with a sense of loyalty and devotion which is an unspoken language that every horse understands and is buoyed by.  So please take a few moments, the next time you visit the track or the stable area, to show your appreciation for the backstretch workers who are the foundation of our fabulous industry.