2012 b. 16.9hh (1.72m)
Black Tide – Sugar Heart
2023 Fee : JPY10,000,000

Over $12 million in earnings.
Sired 2022 JRA Horse of the Year Equinox in his first crop and Artemis Stakes-G3 winner Ravel in his second crop.



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 2022, his first-crop colt Equinox landed the Grade 1 Tenno Sho (Autumn) and the Grade 1 Arima Kinen (Grand Prix), and was awarded Horse of the Year in Japan. Also in 2022, Gaia Force captured the Grade 2 St.Lite Kinen, and Ravel won the Grade 3 Artemis Stakes.


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

    2022 JRA Horse of the Year & Best 3-Year-Old Colt
    6 starts 4 wins in JRA, Earn JPY806,602,000
    1st: Arima Kinen (Grand Prix)-G1 (Nakayama, T2500m), Tenno Sho (autumn)-G1 (Tokyo, T2000m), Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai Stakes-G2 (Tokyo, T1800m); 2nd: Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby)-G1, Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas)-G1

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

    7 starts 3 wins in JRA, Earn JPY84,222,000
    1st: St. Lite Kinen-G2 (Nakayama, T2200m), Kunisaki Tokubetsu (Kokura, T2000m, NTR); 5th: American Jockey Club Cup-G2

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

    7 starts 4 wins in JRA, Earn JPY54,952,000
    1st: Akiiro Stakes, Takanosuyama Tokubetsu, Freesia Sho

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

    2 starts 2 wins in JRA, Earn JPY47,315,000
    1st: Keisei Hai-G3 (Nakayama, T2000m)

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

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

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

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

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

    3 starts 2 wins in JRA, Earn JPY36,357,000
    1st: Artemis Stakes-G3 (Tokyo, T1600m)

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

    7 starts 2 wins in JRA, Earn JPY20,980,000
    1st: 3-year-old & up 5,000,000 & Less (C1W)

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

    6 starts 1 win in JRA, Earn JPY18,382,000
    3rd: Fairy Stakes-G3

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

    4 starts 2 wins in JRA, Earn JPY14,500,000
    1st: 2-year-Old Newcomer

  • Toussaint(2019, dark bay or brown, filly) Suzuka Angel by High Yield (USA)

    10 starts 1 win in JRA, Earn JPY8,900,000
    1st: 2-year-Old Newcomer