08/16/2005 11:00PM

Paul Fout, trainer, dies at 78

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Paul Fout, who trained the champion steeplechase runner Life's Illusion as well as the millionaire flat runner Colstar, died Tuesday at his home in Middleburg, Va. He was 78.

Fout is survived by his wife, Eve; a son, Paul; two daughters, Nina and Virginia; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Middleburg Spring Race Association, P.O. Box 1173, Middleburg, VA 20118; or Piedmont Regional Orchestra, P.O. Box 509, Warrenton, VA 20188.