12/09/2012 6:15PM

Hollywood Park: Mel Stute, 85, hospitalized after fall

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Trainer Mel Stute was hospitalized early Sunday after sustaining a head injury in a fall at his home on Saturday evening.

Stute remained hospitalized early Sunday afternoon, and was scheduled to undergo a CT-scan, according to his son, trainer Gary Stute.

“He was coherent and speaking when I saw him,” Stute said of an early morning visit on Sunday.

Stute, 85, has not had a starter since December 2011 but has maintained a presence as a visitor at the races in Southern California in the last year. He is best known as the trainer of Snow Chief, the winner of the 1986 Preakness Stakes and that year’s champion  3-year-old.

Tommy Decker More than 1 year ago
Get well soon , young feller !
Bob Seba More than 1 year ago
Get well & feel better, Mel. Rob
Bruce Baudoux More than 1 year ago
Never to young to find another Snowy Mel, go get em young fella
Dave Schuler More than 1 year ago
Tells It Like It Is Great Longshot Trainer(Get Better Soon)-loluck-DS
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
Great Guy. Feel better soon. We'll miss you.
James More than 1 year ago
Get better Mel..Want to see you opening day at Santa Anita
George More than 1 year ago
Get well soon Mel!!!
Joe Rotell More than 1 year ago
get well soon old timer.