Maria Borell has been hired as a trainer by Drawing Away Stable, the ownership group announced on its Facebook page Tuesday morning. Borell, the former trainer of GI Malibu S. headliner Runhappy (Super Saver), was fired by owner James McIngvale shortly after the 3-year-old's impressive win in the GI Breeders' Cup Sprint at Keeneland Oct. 31.
Drawing Away stable's team of trainers also includes: Abigail Adsit, Jena Antonucci, Paul Barrow, Jorge Navarro, Phil Serpe and John Toscano Jr.
“Maria has been involved with horses from the time she could walk, riding jumpers, galloping Thoroughbreds and ultimately training Thoroughbred racehorses,” the post read. “Maria is a multiple graded stakes winning trainer, most notably, winning the GI Breeders' Cup Sprint with Runhappy. Maria will begin acquiring, training and entering horses for Drawing Away Stable immediately at Gulfstream Park.”