Stricken Trainer Warren Stute Planning Return

(from Del Mar notes)
Warren Stute continued to rest at his Arcadia home Saturday morning, but the veteran Southern California's trainer of more than 60 years is already thinking about his return to Del Mar, according to his younger brother, Mel Stute.

Warren Stute, 83, was stricken by an apparent stroke Friday morning at his home in Del Mar.

Mel Stute said his older brother told him he expected to return to his seaside track barn Wednesday.

"But his wife, Trudy, is trying to talk him out of it," Mel Stute added.

Stute was stricken at his Del Mar home where he was found by his son, Glen. Stute insisted he and Glen, his assistant, go to the barn as they always do. While at the track kitchen, Stute was persuaded by his younger brother, Mel, and veterinarian Dr. Rick Arthur to go to Scripps Hospital to be checked out.

While at the hospital, Stute chose to sign himself out and head home to Arcadia accompanied by his son. After arriving in Arcadia, Stute was seen by his primary physician and sent home to rest.

The 83-year-old Stute took out his first trainer's license in 1940. He has trained several stakes winners, including Grey Memo, who captured the 2002 Godolphin Mile (UAE-II).

He suffered a minor stroke in April 2002.