Kitasan Black completes Tenno-sho double

More Sports / Horse Racing Oct 29, 2017

Kitasan Black completes Tenno-sho double

Retiring Kitasan Black, ridden by Yutaka Take, completed a Tenno-sho double Sunday as the top favorite came from behind to win the autumn race and pick up his sixth Grade One victory. Kitasan Black, who defended the spring title in April, had a poor start ...

Kitasan Black to retire after Arima Kinen

More Sports / Horse Racing Oct 20, 2017

Kitasan Black to retire after Arima Kinen

Kitasan Black, a five-time Grade One race winner, will retire after the Arima Kinen in December, the stallion's trainer Hisashi Shimizu said on Friday. "(Kitasan Black's) owner (Saburo Kitajima) decided that he would retire this year after running the autumn Tenno-sho, the Japan Cup and ...

Satono Diamond edges Kitasan Black to win Arima Kinen

More Sports / Horse Racing Dec 25, 2016

Satono Diamond edges Kitasan Black to win Arima Kinen

Three-year-old favorite Satono Diamond celebrated a Merry Christmas by tipping Kitasan Black at the wire to win Japan's season-ending Arima Kinen on Sunday. The Christophe Lemaire-ridden colt beat Japan Cup holder and spring Tenno-sho champion Kitasan Black, the leading vote-getter in the fan-chosen field of ...

Kitasan Black romps to victory in Japan Cup

More Sports / Horse Racing Nov 27, 2016

Kitasan Black romps to victory in Japan Cup

Kitasan Black cruised to win the Japan Cup, the Yutaka Take-ridden first choice leading from start to finish to capture the nation's richest race on Sunday. The 4-year-old Kitasan Black went wire-to-wire in 2 minutes, 25.8 seconds over 2,400 meters on firm going at Tokyo ...

Take tastes Tenno-sho glory for seventh time

More Sports / Horse Racing May 1, 2016

Take tastes Tenno-sho glory for seventh time

Yutaka Take was back doing what he does best, winning his record seventh spring Tenno-sho title aboard Kitasan Black on Sunday. Take, who last won the race 10 years ago on Deep Impact, went wire-to-wire on the 4-year-old second-favorite to edge long-shot Curren Mirotic in ...