NYRA has long-standing relationships with the thoroughbred- community related charities. The Backstretch Employee Service Team, Belmont Child Care Association and the New York Racetrack Chaplaincy service the important backstretch community who care for the horses.
NYRA also proudly supports thoroughbred advocacy and aftercare programs, as well as, organizations that support injured jockeys through funding and in-kind contributions.
The mission of the Belmont Child Care Association, Inc. is to provide a safe, supportive and academically inspiring environment for the children of parents working in the thoroughbred racing backstretch area, located at New York’s historic Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack and Saratoga Race Course. We are committed to promoting early childhood education, molding young minds and encouraging the fulfilment of dreams.
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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.
The New York Race Track Chaplaincy ministers to the heart and soul of the entire community of stable and farm workers and their families of the NYRA tracks and surrounding farms with children’s enrichment, teen mentoring, women’s programming, social service, recreational, and educational programs as well as non-denominational religious services. The NY Chaplaincy provides these extensive services with the intent of satisfying spiritual needs and basic human necessities, as well as providing the tools necessary for personal growth and independence.
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