12/10/2012 1:27PM

Trainer Mel Stute remains hospitalized after fall at home

Benoit & Associates
Trainer Mel Stute, 85, suffered a head injury after a fall at his home.

Trainer Mel Stute remained hospitalized Monday after suffering a head injury in a fall at his home Saturday evening.

Stute underwent tests Sunday and was in intensive care Monday morning, according to his son, trainer Gary Stute. He said doctors thought that Mel Stute could be transferred to a private room later Monday.

“He’s still pretty disoriented,” Gary Stute said Monday.

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, winner of the 1986 Preakness Stakes and that year’s champion 3-year-old male.

James More than 1 year ago
Just went thru some hard times myself Mel....Am looking forward to seeing you at Santa Anita opening day!
Bob Seba More than 1 year ago
Always one of my 'Favz', get better & Fell Better, Mel Rob
Charlie Cruz More than 1 year ago
Please get well soon Mr Stute.
Bob Rose More than 1 year ago
They come no better, as a horseman as well as a plain great guy.My prayers are for you to get off the Vets list and back at the cashier window real soon Ole Pal.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
All good thoughts to Family, and come on Mel, get back up now.
Lafe Bassett More than 1 year ago
The ICU must be in "stitches"!!!