SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) presented more than 120 pounds of Dunkin’ coffee to the Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.) at Saratoga Race Course on Monday, Sept. 6 – closing day of the 2021 racing season.
The 126 pounds of coffee was donated based on a pledge from Dunkin’ to supply B.E.S.T. with one pound of coffee for every win by the leading owner, trainer, and jockey of the 2021 Saratoga meet.
Klaravich Stables was the meet’s leading owner with 21 wins, while Chad Brown claimed the H. Allen Jerkens training title with 41 wins. Luis Saez captured the Angel Cordero Jr. riding title with 64 wins.
NYRA Community Relations Manager Vanessa Rodriguez Payne presented the coffee to B.E.S.T. Saratoga Program Director Nancy Underwood and numerous volunteers from the non-profit organization during a special winner’s circle ceremony on Monday. The presentation followed the day’s second race named “The Backstretch Employee Service Team runs on Dunkin.’”