Governor Jack Markell has appointed Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commissioner W. Duncan Patterson as the new chairman.
Patterson has been a commissioner since his appointment by Governor Michael N. Castle in 1988. Patterson is a former thoroughbred trainer, amateur steeplechase rider and former board member of the National Steeplechase Association. He will take Bernard J. Daney's place who is stepping down after almost 20 years of service.
Commissioner Edward J. Stegemeier will be the new secretary of commission.