Stuart Siegel of Richmond, who was appointed to the Virginia Racing Commission in 2009, was elected chairman and that regulatory agency’s January meeting.

A former Thoroughbred owner and breeder, raced 1988 Cicada Stakes winner Turn To Money among others.

Siegel raced and bred horses at Running Cedar Farm in Goochland, has served as the chairman of the board of S&K Menswear since 1977 and is the former chief executive officer. The forty-two-year-old discount men’s wear company closed its retail outlets in 2009.  

Seigels prior business experience and his knowledge of the industry made him a natural choice when former chairman Clint Miller was not reappointed by the Governor.