Horse Racing Alberta pleased to announce that Theresa Sealy is the successful candidate for the position of Assistant Director, Regulatory & Supervisor of Security and Investigations, effective November 16, 2022.
Theresa has been involved in the Horse Racing industry in various capacities her whole life - as a Trainer, Groom, Pony Person and in her former role as Manager, Backstretch Development. In Alberta, she obtained her Trainer licence in 1986. Since 2018, she has served as the President of the Horse Racing Alberta Backstretch Foundation, providing social events for Horsepersons to help instill a sense of community in the backstretch, and providing financial support for those individuals who become injured or sick.
Over her 36-year career, Theresa has gained extensive knowledge and experience of the Alberta Horse Racing industry. In her former role, Theresa was the Head Instructor responsible for developing and delivering the Olds College Professional Groom and Professional Jockey/Exercise Rider programs. She was also the Canadian representative for the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies travelling abroad to many racing jurisdictions. Anyone who knows Theresa will tell you she is a consummate professional and strict rule follower that takes the integrity and transparency in the sport of horse racing very seriously.
In her new role with HRA, Theresa will be responsible for the training, supervision and staffing of all HRA Security Investigator positions. She will support the continuing development of a Regulatory Modernization strategy and assist the Director, Regulatory & Supervisor of Racing in enforcing the Rules Governing Racing in Alberta. She will also ensure that all investigations and inspections are conducted thoroughly, properly documented with findings of fact, and written reports for out-of-competition drug testing, searches and seizures of unauthorized medication, medical supplies, and equipment as necessary and backstretch OHS inspections.
Please join me in congratulating Theresa on her new position with HRA!
Chief Executive Officer