National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Fifth Annual Photo Finish Exhibition Opens Nov. 1  

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s fifth annual Photo Finish exhibition will open in the von Stade Gallery on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The exhibit’s images will also be available on the Museum’s website at

Photo Finish features selected amateur and professional photographs that document the entire thoroughbred racing experience, from the farm to the track. Each image captures an element of the strength, beauty, and emotion of the sport. Photographers from 11 states and Ireland are represented in the exhibit. Thirty-five images have been selected for the exhibition.

“We are thrilled to provide a platform for these talented photographers and look forward to showcasing them at the Museum,” said Jessica Cloer, the National Museum of Racing’s curator.

Committee chair Sally Jeffords, Zachary Richards from NYRA, photographer Skip Dickstein, and Chris Goodlett from the Kentucky Derby Museum served as the judges for Photo Finish, providing representation from the racing and arts communities. The von Stade Gallery exhibit will remain on display through Feb. 4, 2024, and the online exhibition will be available through October 2024.

The call for submissions for the sixth annual Photo Finish exhibition will be announced in 2024.

For more information about the Museum, including special events and program offerings, please call (518) 584-0400 or visit our website at

Contact: Brien Bouyea
(518) 584-0400 ext. 133