|Name / Japanese||Kitasan Black / キタサンブラック|
|Races-Win / G1-Win||20-12 / 14-7|
|Dam (Sire)||Sugar Heart (Sakura Bakushin O)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / en.netkeiba|
|Awards||JRA Award for Horse of the Year (2016, 2017)
JRA Award for Best Older Male Horse (2016, 2017)
|Honours / Honors||Japan Racing Association Hall of Fame (2020)|
- His sire Black Tide is Deep Impact’s full-brother.
- His actual owner is Saburo Kitajima, a popular singer and a famous man.
(The official owner is Ono Shoji, represented by Saburo Kitajima’s son.)
All G1 races + grade-races he won
|Fuji TV Spring Stakes (G2)||1||1||G|
|2015 19/04||Nakayama T2000||Satsuki Sho (G1)||7||3||◆|
|2015 31/05||Tokyo T2400||Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (G1)||17||14||◆|
|Asahi Hai St. Lite Kinen (G2)||1||1||G|
|2015 25/10||Kyoto T3000||Kikuka Sho (G1)||4||1||◆|
|2015 27/12||Nakayama T2500||Arima Kinen (G1)||11||3||◆|
|2016 01/05||Kyoto T3200||Tenno Sho (Spring) (G1)||1||1||◆|
|2016 21/06||Hanshin T2200||Takarazuka Kinen (G1)||3||3||◆|
|Kyoto Daishoten (G2)||1||1||G|
|2016 27/11||Tokyo T2400||Japan Cup (G1)||1||1||◆|
|2016 25/12||Nakayama T2500||Arima Kinen (G1)||1||2||◆|
|2017 02/04||Hanshin T2000||Osaka Hai (G1)||5||1||◆|
|2017 30/04||Kyoto T3200||Tenno Sho (Spring) (G1)||3||1||◆|
|2017 25/06||Hanshin T2200||Takarazuka Kinen (G1)||10||9||◆|
|2017 29/10||Tokyo T2000||Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1)||7||1||◆|
|2017 26/11||Tokyo T2400||Japan Cup (G1)||4||3||◆|
|2017 24/12||Nakayama T2500||Arima Kinen (G1)||2||1||◆|
- In the Kikuka Sho, the third classic race, he was the 5th favorite.
He won by a neck defeating Real Steel.
It was his first G1 win.
He was the heaviest horse winning Kikuka Sho. (530kg)
- In 2016 (age 4), his jockey changed to Yutaka Take who is the most won and famous jockey in Japan.
Kitasan Black became very noticeable horse due to his jockey and his owner.
His owner sometimes sang on the racetrack after races.
- His racing-style was that he makes a good start and a pace in the front group.
It was his strength and stamina that made it possible.
- He was particularly praised for the Tenno Sho (Spring 2017) and the Tenno Sho (Autumn 2017).
- In the Tenno Sho (Spring 2017), he wasn’t fooled by Yamakatsu Raiden he made a pace.
He won by 1+1/4 lengths.
He broke the Deep Impact’s incredible record by whopping 0.9 seconds.
- In the Tenno Sho (Autumn 2017), the track condition was very bad due to Typhoon No.22.
He passed the worst inside on the last corner and the home stretch.
He won the wasting battle while becoming muddy.
The race-time was the slowest in history.
- He won the Arima Kinen (2017) and retired.
His earnings exceeded T.M. Opera O and became No.1 in Japan.
- He continued to excite Japanese horse racing fans for more than two years without injury.
As a sire
- Equinox won the Tenno Sho (Autumn) in 2022.
Kitasan Black’s reputation as a stallion had begun to decline somewhat, but thanks to Equinox, it is on the mend.
Equinox then went on to win the Arima Kinen, and then surprised horse racing fans around the world with an amazing performance in the Dubai Sheema Classic.
- Sol Oriens won the Satsuki Sho.
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