01/04/2013 11:44AM

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.