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A Gitano Upset!

10 October 2009: Gitano Hernando and Kieren Fallon defeat Colonel John and Garrett Gomez to win the Goodwood Stakes (GI) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita Park.
Team Valor International and Gary Barber's GITANO HERNANDO (GB) (Hernando [Fr]) was a relative unknown entering Saturday's $305,000 Goodwood S. (G1) at Oak Tree, winning a conditions race over the synthetic track at Wolverhampton, England, in his previous start, but the three-year-old colt established himself as a Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) contender with an 18-1 upset in his U.S. debut. With European jockey Kieren Fallon in the saddle, the chestnut outfinished multiple Grade 1 winner Colonel John (Tiznow) by a neck for his first stakes victory.
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