NYRA marks start of construction for backstretch healthcare clinic
SARATOGA – Thursday is opening day at Saratoga Race Course.
A ceremonial event was held Wednesday morning to celebrate construction of a new backstretch healthcare clinic.
The new backstretch clinic will provide members of the backstretch community – the workers who are responsible for taking care of the horses – with more comprehensive healthcare. It includes on-site counseling and primary care services.
The clinic will feature a large waiting area, four examination rooms and a lab for blood work.
The clinic is set to open next spring.