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François Boutin

François Boutin (21 January 1937 – 1 February 1995) was a French Thoroughbred horse trainer.The son of a farmer, he was born in the village of Beaunay in the northerly Seine Maritime département. He began riding horses at a young age and competed in show jumping and cross-country equestrianism. He began his professional racing career driving horses in harness racing then after serving as a flat racing apprentice, obtained his license as a trainer in 1964.

François Boutin was the trainer for the stables of Jean-Luc Lagardère and for the Stavros Niarchos family. During his more than thirty-year career he was the leading money winner in France seven times (1976, 1978–81, 1983–84). Although victory eluded him in France's most prestigious horse race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Boutin won the Poule d'Essai des Poulains on six occasions and most every other important race in the country multiple times.

Racing outside France Boutin's horse Sagaro was the first to win England's Ascot Gold Cup three years in a row. As well, Boutin-trained horses won the 1982 English 2,000 Guineas, the 1987 1,000 Guineas and the Matron Stakes in Ireland (Nureyev, ridden by stable jockey Philippe Paquet, finished first in the 1980 Two Thousand Guineas, but was later disqualified). François Boutin trained April Run for Diana M. Firestone who won in France plus had back-to-back wins in the 1981-82 Grade I Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational at Belmont Park.

Boutin is best remembered in the United States as the trainer of the Hall of Fame filly Miesque who had back-to-back wins in the Breeders' Cup Mile in 1987 and 1988 and for Arazi, whose breathtaking victory in the 1991 Breeders' Cup Juvenile was followed by his shocking upset in the 1992 Kentucky Derby.

From his first marriage he had one son, Eric, and two daughters, Patricia and Nathalie. A widower, he remarried in 1989 to Princess Lucy Young Ruspoli, the daughter of William T. Young of Lexington, Kentucky. Patricia is currently in the racing business.

In 1995, François Boutin died of a heart attack in Paris. The Prix François Boutin at Hippodrome Deauville-La Touques race course in Deauville is named in his honor. His grand children give back the trophy.

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Some of their strengths

François Boutin has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intellectual, Easygoing, Intelligent, Idealistic, Altruistic, Analytical, and Innovative.

Idealistic and Altruistic

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, François Boutin is someone who is an idealist and an altruist who possesses an innovative, intellectual, and analytical mind, and who approaches life in an optimistic and easygoing manner. A person who is known for being fun and creative.

Constant and Serious

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know François Boutin well know them as someone who can be determined, unmoving, and firm, like a rock or a high mountain.

Courteous and Easygoing

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe François Boutin as someone who is polite, modest, and diplomatic.

A person who tends to be socially popular, who loves intellectual or creative activities, who has a talent for communicating with and understanding the needs of others, and who seems to have a knack for getting recognized for their efforts.

Altruistic and Ambitious

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, François Boutin is someone who is the type of person who rallies behind a group, cause, or community, and who enjoys being dedicated to a higher cause of some sort.

They are also someone who is curious, dynamic, and positive, and who enjoys inspiring and communicating with other people.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, François Boutin tends to be someone who sacrifices things for the good of others and wants to do "good" in the world. Who is often thought of as an innovator or rebel who thrives when trying to chase a breakthrough of some sort, who has a clear and sound mind, and who can be charming and sociable.

Some of François Boutin's challenges

While François Boutin has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, François Boutin can be Rebellious, Emotionally Distant, Stubborn, Idle, Hesitant, Narcissistic, and Indecisive.

Rebellious and Emotionally Distant

One of François Boutin's key challenges is that they are someone who can be rebellious and emotionally distant.

François Boutin must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Indecisive and Materialistic

François Boutin is someone who can be indecisive, indulgent, and materialistic, who can have difficulty focusing on a single career or profession, have difficulty following orders or respecting authority, and who can suffer from "analysis paralysis".

Serious and Callous

Finally, François Boutin also can be too giving, come across as too "high and mighty", and can have a hard time expressing feelings.

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