This article contains a list of horses featured in Steel Ball Run.
Valkyrie (ヴァルキリー Varukirī) is a 4-year-old stock horse with Australian roots and the horse that Gyro Zeppeli rides in the Steel Ball Run race. Gyro specifically chose the horse for its stamina and durability. As noted by Diego Brando, Valkyrie has a quirk where it sways suddenly to its left for every eight breaths it takes.
After the race is over, Johnny brings the horse back to Naples.
Valkyrie makes an appearance in All Star Battle (PS3)
as a technical playable character through Gyro.
Gyro and Valkyrie in All Star Battle
Gyro and Valkyrie in Eyes of Heaven
The Mini Horses (手のり馬 Te Nori-ba, lit. Hand Horse)
are extremely small horses who are the mascots of the Steel Ball Run race
. They march around Steven Steel
's feet in the opening ceremony of the race before Steven gives his speech.
Slow Dancer (スロー・ダンサー Surō Dansā) is an 11-year-old appaloosa and the horse that Johnny Joestar rides. Initially, it proves difficult to tame, but by the start of the race, it manages to warm up to Johnny and hoists Johnny onto the saddle by hoisting him and causing him to roll along its neck. Though Slow Dancer is old, it does not lack in stamina, and Gyro states that choosing the old horse is better due to the horse's experience, as opposed to the younger horses that hold much power but charge into danger without an afterthought.
During a flashback in JoJolion, Johnny and Rina Higashikata can be seen riding a horse that appears to be Slow Dancer, although it isn't explicitly stated.
Slow Dancer makes an appearance in All Star Battle (PS3)
and Eyes of Heaven
as a technical playable character through Johnny.
Johnny and Slow Dancer in All Star Battle
Johnny and Slow Dancer in Eyes of Heaven
Silver Bullet (シルバーバレット Shirubā Baretto) is a 4-year-old Arab thoroughbred and the horse that Diego Brando rides. It has a pale star-shaped mark on its forehead.
Silver Bullet makes an appearance in Eyes of Heaven (PS3/PS4) as a technical playable character through Diego.
Diego and Silver Bullet in Eyes of Heaven
Gets Up (ゲッツ・アップ Gettsu Appu)
is a 3-year-old Mustang ridden by Hot Pants
Later on, Hot Pants refers to her horse as S.S. Brown.
Ghost Rider in the Sky
Ghost Rider in the Sky (ゴースト・ライダー・イン・ザ・スカイ Gōsuto Raidā In Za Sukai)
is a 5-year-old mustang ridden by Mountain Tim
Hey! Ya! (ヘイ！ヤア！ Hei! Yaa!)
is a 4-year-old quarter horse that Pocoloco
Despite the lack of skill demonstrated by both the rider and the horse, Hey! Ya! manages to survive and propel Pocoloco to second place in the finish line after Diego Brando (this changes to first after Diego's "disappearance").
Foxy Lady (フォクシーレディ Fokushī Redi)
is a 3-year-old quarter horse ridden by minor antagonist Andre Boomboom
Little Wing (リトル・ウイング Ritoru Uingu)
is a 3-year-old quarter horse ridden by minor antagonist L.A. Boomboom
Crosstown Traffic (クロスタウン・トラフィック Kurosutaun Torafikku)
is a 4-year-old quarter horse ridden by minor antagonist Benjamin Boomboom
El Condor Pasa
Europe Express (ヨーロッパ・エクスプレス Yōroppa Ekusupuresu)
is a 4-year-old Trakehner ridden by Fritz von Stroheim
is a 4-year-old Boulonnais ridden by Mongolian rider Dot Han
Ramblin' Man (ランブリン・マン Ranburin Man)
is a 4-year-old Pinto horse that Dixie Chicken
Roxanne (ロクサーヌ Rokusānu)
is 5-year-old Arab ridden by Indian racer Zenyatta Mondatta. His rider
is also named after an album by Police
. Zenyatta and Mondatta were Oingo
's names in Viz's American translation.
Moon Flower (ムーン・フラワー Mūn Furawā)
is a 4-year-old Andalusia ridden by Mexican racer Caravan Serai
Nut Rocker (ナットロッカー Natto Rokkā)
is a 5-year-old Arab ridden by Russian Racer Baba Yaga
(also a Mussorgsky song covered by Emerson, Lake & Palmer).
Country Grammar (カントリーグラマー Kantorī Guramā)
is a 4-year-old quarter horse ridden by Nellyville
Catch a Wave
Love Unlimited (ラヴ・アンリミテッド Ravu Anrimiteddo)
is a 5-year-old mustang ridden by Billy White
Natalie (ナタリー Natarī)
is a 5-year-old palomino ridden by Iglesias
Black Rose (ブラックローズ Burakku Rōzu)
is a big black horse that is a bit sensitive. Diego Brando
was leading the horse while Nicholas Joestar
got on top of it. Nicholas intended to ride the horse in his next tournament.
Nicholas was capable of controlling the horse perfectly despite its size. However, he falls off the horse after some time and ends up dying. Diego says that he saw a white mouse scuttling near Black Rose's legs, which startled it and caused Nicholas to fall.
Alternate Silver Bullet
This Silver Bullet is an alternative version of Silver Bullet
, ridden by Alternate Diego Brando
. It is likely a 4-year-old Arab thoroughbred just like its original counterpart, and its features are similar to its original counterpart.
It is unknown what happened to the horse after Alternate Diego's death.