Thursday, November 12, 2009

Star Nicholas to Defend Title in On Trust Handicap at Hollywood Park

Star Nicholas heads a field of nine in Saturday's feature race at Hollywood Park, the 26th running of the On Trust Handicap for California-bred 3-year-olds at 7-1/2 furlongs on the all-weather track. Star Nicholas won last year's On Trust, giving trainer Peter Eurton his first Hollywood Park stakes victory.

Star Nicholas, a 6-year-old son of Poteen, was bred in California by Pete Cristofi and Bob Nugent. He has five wins in 20 starts and lifetime earnings of $347,263. He won the Windy Sands Handicap at Del Mar and ran third in the Cal Cup Classic at Oak Tree.

Star NicholasStar Nicholas in his stall, Santa Anita Park, 11-12-09

Regular jockey Michael Baze has the mount for owners King Max Farm, Mostero Family Trust or Nugent, et al.

The On Trust Handicap will run as the eighth race on Saturday’s nine-race program at Hollywood Park. First post is at 12:30 p.m.

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