Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Chairman W. Duncan Patterson announced at the commission meeting March 20 that two candidates were selected for the position of associate state steward and safety steward.

Tony Langford, a level-one steward and racing official with a national racing background, having worked in Florida and Texas, was the choice for the Delaware commission. Patterson remarked that his racing background, experience and interview were well received. The safety steward position was awarded to Eric Coatrieux, a former trainer and current racing official in Maryland.

The safety steward position was awarded to Eric Coatrieux, a former trainer and current racing official on the Maryland circuit.

Both possess respect for the racing industry and its goal toward fairness and maintaining the high level of regulatory oversight that the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission expects and deserves.

The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission regulates and oversees the sport of Thoroughbred and Arabian racing in the state.

For more, visit agriculture.delaware.gov/thoroughbred-racing-commission.