01/04/2013 10:44AM

Santa Anita: Nonios injured, out for several months

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Tom Keyser
Nonios will miss the Strub series with an undisclosed injury, but he might make it back to the races this year, said trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Grade 1-placed Nonios, who was a candidate for the Strub series this winter at Santa Anita, will be sidelined for several months, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Friday morning.

“He has an injury and we need to turn him out,” Hollendorfer said, declining to be more specific. “He doesn’t have any fractures or a bowed tendon, but he’s going to be out for a few months. He could make it back by the end of the year.”

Nonios has won three races and $459,000 from 10 starts. In his most recent start he finished second behind Game On Dude in the Grade 3 Native Diver on Dec. 1 at Betfair Hollywood Park. Nonios previously finished second in the Grade 1 Awesome Again and Grade 1 Haskell in 2012.

ctgreyhound More than 1 year ago
Nonios knocked on the door numerous times in 2012. Exciting to watch, he appeared to be a horse that would improve with age. Hopefully we'll see a healthy Nonios sooner than later.
Delrene Sims More than 1 year ago
So very sorry to hear of his injury. Get well soon Nonios.
Horse Cents More than 1 year ago
Shame, he was acting like he might have a good southern cal campaign. 50% of Game On Dude's competition just went to the sidelines.
Barry Mitchell More than 1 year ago
End of the year. That serious. Check with the Vets for further detail
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
I'm so sorry to hear Nonios is injured. I hope he can heal and return in 2014. He's provided some exciting racing for us and it will be wonderful if he can make a full recovery and contribute again in top-quality racing next year.
LeslieH0101 More than 1 year ago
He's a cool horse, and hopefully will return after some time off.
scott More than 1 year ago
Where are the 3 million comments on how Jerry H. is a butcher like with the Baffert article? Maybe Nonios was hurt because he ran near Game On Dude in some recent races. Injured by association. These people lover their horses and spend their lives taking care of them. Get over it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh, I must have missed the part in Nonios' career when he was dropped to low level claiming, broke down and was euthanized. Wait, that never happened? So, the stories are not the same? Nice try. I think people may have been a little too harsh on Baffert, but this is the OPPOSITE of what happened with Tweebster. Nonios is NOT running because they want him to recover.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
I was actually wondering the sama thing. There have been huge numbers of posts condemming Bafffert. Long, long before Tweebster. You must have missed that part of the ongoing story........ Nice try.
scott More than 1 year ago
I know it is not the same, but there is nothing wrong with running what you perceive to be a sound horse in a claiming race. Happens hundreds of times every day all over the country. Tweebster, RIP, was unfortunate, to say the least. But that does happen in our game. Before Tweebster People were all over Baffert about Paynter, Bodemeister. If Baffert didn't run a first class operation owners would not give him their high dollar purchases to look after. It was not Bafferts job to retire Tweebster before his last race, it was the owners responsibility.
scott More than 1 year ago
...If only they could all live until they are 30 and have a fairy tale story like Lord Avie. (RIP) Read that article if you haven't, it's great.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
That's exactly what I was wondering Scott.
Amy Hurley More than 1 year ago
Agreed, and thanks for the comment. Can we agree that both Baffert and Hollendorfer do what is right for their horses? Horses do, unfortunately, get hurt quite easily, and the vast majority of trainers will give them sufficient time off to recover.
Forego137 More than 1 year ago
Well said, its not fair to Mr Baffert the way he was portraid when Tweebster was put down, he takes very good care of his stock just like Jerry does if not better but when you get baseless classless comments by so called horse racing lovers make one question those comments and what is their intention when they write them.
Cimarron More than 1 year ago
Drats!!!