Mel Stute's tribute to the late champion Snow Chief took place at his
Southern California home on Wednesday, five days after the horse died
of an apparent heart attack at Eagle Oak Ranch in Paso Robles, Calif.
Stute dug out a box of videotapes of Snow Chief's three-year
career and relived the memories. "He was a gutty little horse," Stute
And, he was so much more. Snow Chief was a classic winner, a
multi-millionaire, a blue-collar feel-good story, and a fan favorite