12/10/2012 12:27PM

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.