NEWS: The 2023 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s “Photo Finish!” photo exhibition jurors have made their choices. I am happy to say for the 4th year in a row , 4/4, one of my photos has been selected for the exhibition. My photo is entitled “Champion Travers Palette” . A colorful photo of The 2015 Travers featuring Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
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I am photographer Frank J. Panucci, welcome to my site.
I have been on the backstretch at Saratoga Racecourse for 50 years. I am happy to bring you behind the scenes at America’s Number One racing venue.
The “Oklahoma” training track is open for horseman from April to early November each year. It’s considered by many as one of the finest, safest training tracks in the country.
I have been fortunate to have four (4) images of mine (2020,21,22,23) selected for the prestigious “Photo Finish” exhibition. This juried Exhibition is presented by The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Saratoga Springs, NY. I am honored and grateful to them and the Jurors.
My photographs also have been displayed at the Saratoga Center for Art, juried (150th Anniversary of the Saratoga Racetrack) and in print, television and on web sites for the New York Racing Association (NYRA.com), CBS Sports, Bleecher Reports, Americas Best Racing, Capital District Off Track Betting, Racing Dudes.com, Hudson Valley Magazine, Saratoga County Sports, WTEN television, Times Union newspaper & Albany Downtown digest.
I have been awarded “Best” in show for my Black & White image of Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. Recently I was selected to be in the Top 20 out of 1000’s of entries in the inaugural, prestigious Coady International Horse Racing Awards. The contest was judged by an all-star panel of photojournalist experts.
I Follow me on twitter at @DRFager132 and on Facebook at the group “Top Of The Stretch” and visit my site often to share the passion. I encourage everyone to support and attend horse racing whenever you can and when able to give generously to charities supporting the aftercare and welfare of these beautiful animals.
“Frank remains one of the best at giving us SARATOGA’s backstretch feel” – Horse Race Fan Site
“This man captures Saratoga, well worth following” – S.Hurd
“Your photographs are a work of Art” – M.B. Henley