Sarah Jeffords, a New York attorney whose family bred and owned Racing Hall of Fame member Lonesome Glory, has been elected chairman of the National Steeplechase Association.
Vice chairman of the National Steeplechase Foundation, she succeeded Beverly R. Steinman, a longtime owner and NSA leader who was ineligible for re-election to the Board of Directors after serving two consecutive three-year terms.
The election was held at the first joint meeting of the NSA Board of Directors and the Race Chairmen’s Committee on Jan. 25 in Herndon, Va. Thomas H. Voss, a leading steeplechase trainer, was elected the organization’s secretary. He succeeded Iroquois Steeplechase Chairman Dwight Hall, who also was ineligible for re-election to the Board of Directors but will continue as chairman of the Stewards Advisory Committee.
Re-elected for 2013 were NSA President Guy J. Torsilieri, Vice President Doug Fout, and Treasurer Charles W. Strittmatter.
Donald Yovanovich was re-elected chairman of the NSA Race Chairmen’s Committee, and Pat Butterfield was re-elected as vice chairman. Butterfield also will serve as the representative of the Central District. Michael Moran will represent the North District, and Jeff Teter will represent the South District.