Corine Barande-Barbe was born in Paris and the amiable trainer is the daughter of a pair of psychoanalysts.
She was formerly married to leading bloodstock agent Patrick Barbe and started out in racing as an owner, enjoying notable early success with champion juvenile Deep Roots, who won the Prix Morny and Prix de la Salamandre in 1982.
Barande-Barbe saddled her first winner as a trainer in April 1991 and took out her full licence the following month.
She saddled Carling to win the Prix de Diane and the Prix Vermeille in 1995, while her current stable star is Cirrus Des Aigles, who produced a string of fine performances in 2011 and 2012, including a famous victory in the £1.3m QIPCO Champion Stakes on QIPCO British Champions Day in 2011 and another in the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan in March 2012 and followed that by giving Frankel his hardest race of 2012 when finishing runner-up to him in the same race a year later.
Her pride and joy returned a year later for his third consecutive QIPCO Champion Stakes in 2013, but went down by a neck to Farhh, and then ran a fine race back in Dubai when second to Gentildonna in the 2014 Dubai Sheema Classic.
Next he won three Group 1 races in a row for her proud trainer, the Prix Ganay, the Prix d’Ispahan and then the Investec Coronation Cup, race one in the Middle Distance division of the QIPCO British Champions Series.
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