2012 b. 16.9hh (1.72m)
Black Tide – Sugar Heart
2024 Fee : JPY20,000,000

Sire of Highest-Rated Horse in the World.
Sired Equinox in his first crop and the Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas)-G1 winner Sol Oriens in his second crop.
3.85 Average Earnings Index (AEI).



Black Tide
2001 dk.b.
Sunday Silence
1986 br.
Halo Hail to Reason Turn-to
Cosmah Cosmic Bomb
Wishing Well Understanding Promised Land
Pretty Ways
Mountain Flower Montparnasse
Wind in Her Hair
1991 b.
Alzao Lyphard Northern Dancer
Lady Rebecca Sir Ivor
Burghclere Busted Crepello
Sans le Sou
Highclere Queen's Hussar
Sugar Heart
2005 b.
Sakura Bakushin O
1989 b.
Sakura Yutaka O Tesco Boy Princely Gift
Angelica Never Beat
Star Highness
Sakura Hagoromo Northern Taste Northern Dancer
Lady Victoria
Clear Amber Ambiopoise
One Clear Call
Otome Gokoro
1990 ch.
Judge Angelucci Honest Pleasure What a Pleasure
Victorian Queen Victoria Park
Tizly Lyphard Northern Dancer
Tizna Trevieres

Inbreeding / Lyphard 4S×4D, Northern Dancer 5S×5D×5D


Age Country Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
  • 4yo (2016) JRA Horse of the Year & Best Older Colt or Horse
  • 5yo (2017) JRA Horse of the Year & Best Older Colt or Horse
Age FP Race Name · Grade Race Course Dist. Finish Time
31stKikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger)-G1KyotoT3000m3.03.9
St. Lite Kinen-G2NakayamaT2200m2.13.8
Spring Stakes-G2NakayamaT1800m1.49.1
3-Year-Old 5,000,000 & LessTokyoT2000m2.01.4
3-Year-Old NewcomerTokyoT1800m1.52.3
3rdSatsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas)-G1NakayamaT2000m1.58.8
Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)-G1NakayamaT2500m2.33.1
41stJapan Cup-G1TokyoT2400m2.25.8
Tenno Sho (Spring)-G1KyotoT3200m3.15.3
Kyoto Daishoten-G2KyotoT2400m2.25.5
2ndArima Kinen (The Grand Prix)-G1NakayamaT2500m2.32.6
Osaka Hai-G2HanshinT2000m1.59.3
3rdTakarazuka Kinen-G1HanshinT2200m2.12.8
51stArima Kinen (The Grand Prix)-G1NakayamaT2500m2.33.6
Tenno Sho (Spring)-G1KyotoT3200m3.12.5 R
Tenno Sho (Autumn)-G1TokyoT2000m2.08.3
Osaka Hai-G1HanshinT2000m1.58.9
3rdJapan Cup-G1TokyoT2400m2.23.9


Kitasan Black entered stud in Japan in 2018.

In 2023, his first-crop colt Equinox claimed back-to-back Japanese Horse of the Year titles after going undefeated in four starts: the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic, the Grade 1 Takarazuka Kinen, the Grade 1 Tenno Sho (Autumn), and the Grade 1 Japan Cup. He was also crowned the 2023 Longines World's Best Racehorse, achieving a massive rating of 135. Moreover, Sol Oriens became the first classic winner for his sire when landing the Grade 1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) in 2023.

He was ranked sixth on the Japanese Leading Sire list in 2023.


  • Equinox(2019, dark bay or brown, horse) Chateau Blanche by King Halo

    2022 JRA Horse of the Year & Best 3-Year-Old Colt
    2023 JRA Horse of the Year & Best Older Colt or Horse
    10 starts 8 wins in JRA & UAE, Earn JPY1,756,566,000, US$3,480,000
    1st: Japan Cup-G1 (Tokyo, T2400m), Arima Kinen (Grand Prix)-G1 (Nakayama, T2500m), Tenno Sho (autumn)-G1 (Tokyo, T2000m) twice (once NNR), Takarazuka Kinen-G1 (Hanshin T2200m), Dubai Sheema Classic-G1 (Meydan, T2410m), Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai Stakes-G2 (Tokyo, T1800m); 2nd: Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby)-G1, Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas)-G1; sire

  • Sol Oriens(2020, bay, colt) Skia (FR) by Motivator (GB)

    7 starts 3 wins in JRA, Earn JPY476,681,000
    1st: Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guinese)-G1 (Nakayama, T2000m), Keisei Hai-G3 (Nakayama, T2000m); 2nd: Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby)-G1, St. Lite Kinen-G2; 3rd: Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger)-G1

  • Wilson Tesoro(2019, bay, horse) Chesutoke Rose (USA) by Uncle Mo (USA)

    14 starts 7 wins in JRA & NAR, Earn JPY216,828,000
    1st: Hakusan Daishoten-L (Kanazawa, D2100m), Mercury Cup-L (Morioka, D2000m), Kakitsubata Kinen-L (Nagoya, D1500m); 2nd: Champions Cup-G1, Tokyo Daishoten-G1; 5th: JBC Classic-L

  • Gaia Force(2019, grey, horse) Natale by Kurofune (USA)

    12 starts 3 wins in JRA, Earn JPY164,226,000
    1st: St. Lite Kinen-G2 (Nakayama, T2200m), Kunisaki Tokubetsu (Kokura, T2000m, NTR); 2nd: Milers Cup-G2; 5th: Tenno Sho (autumn)-G1, All Comers-G2, American Jockey Club Cup-G2

  • Kona Coast(2020, brown, filly) Kona Brewers by King Kamehameha

    7 starts 1 win in JRA, Earn JPY100,010,000
    2nd: Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas)-G1, Tulip Sho-G2, Elfin Stakes-L

  • Justin Sky(2019, bay, horse) Realisatrice (FR) by Numerous (USA)

    11 starts 5 wins in JRA, Earn JPY82,197,000
    1st: Rakuyo Stakes-L (Hanshin, T1600m)

  • Ecoro Duel(2019, brown, horse) Clarinet (USA) by Giant's Causeway (USA)

    16 starts 4 wins in JRA (incl. 6 starts 3 wins in JRA Jump Race) , Earn JPY78,921,000
    1st: Kyoto Jump Stakes (Kyoto, T3170m); 3rd: Nakayama Daishogai

  • Ravel(2020, bay, filly) Sambre et Meuse by Daiwa Major

    7 starts 2 wins in JRA, Earn JPY59,357,000
    1st: Artemis Stakes-G3 (Tokyo, T1600m); 4th: Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks)-G1

  • Bijou Noir(2019, brown, mare) Coup de Grace by White Muzzle (GB)

    13 starts 2 wins in JRA, Earn JPY53,149,000
    3rd: Fairy Stakes-G3

  • Vers Reims(2019, bay, horse) Jeweler by Victoire Pisa

    13 starts 3 wins in JRA, Earn JPY42,443,000
    1st: Yatsugatake Tokubetsu

  • La Seule(2019, bay, mare) Samaaha (GB) by Singspiel (IRE)

    7 starts 3 wins in JRA, Earn JPY42,424,000
    1st: Iide Tokubetsu

  • Black Blossom(2019, black, horse) Pollen (IRE) by Orpen (USA)

    4 starts 3 wins in JRA, Earn JPY37,157,000
    5th: Kyoto Shimbun Hai-G2

  • Dogma(2019, bay, horse) Shonan Carat by Brian's Time (USA)

    15 starts 3 wins in JRA, Earn JPY37,080,000
    1st: 4-year-old & up 10,000,000 & Less (C2W)