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Christiane Head is at the forefront of France's most famous racing dynasty. In 1979, her first season as a trainer, she led Three Troikas to glory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Alysen Miller / CNN
Head's thoroughbreds are kept in stables at her yard in Chantilly, France. Alysen Miller / CNN
A groom prepares to take out one of the horses on a foggy morning in the small city of Chantilly in northern France. Alysen Miller / CNN
Head stands by the edge of the track, waiting to analyze her stable as they gallop past. Alysen Miller / CNN
A group of thoroughbreds being put through their paces as Head looks to identify a future Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner. Alysen Miller / CNN