This article contains a list of horses featured in Steel Ball Run.
*Namesake: Ride of the Valkyries (Richard Wagner song)
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
*Namesake: Slow Dancer (Boz Scaggs song/album)
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
*Namesake: Silver Bullet Band (backing band of Bob Segar)
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
: Get Up
(James Brown song)
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 Riders in the Sky
(Stan Jones song)
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!
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").
Hono Hono (ホノオ Honō, lit. "Flame")
is a 4-year-old bavarian warm blood that Norisuke Higashikata
rides. Its name is Japanese for "flame".
: Foxy Lady
(Jimi Hendrix song)
Foxy Lady (フォクシーレディ Fokushī Redi)
is a 3-year-old quarter horse ridden by minor antagonist Andre Boom Boom
: Little Wing
(Jimi Hendrix song)
Little Wing (リトル・ウイング Ritoru Uingu)
is a 3-year-old quarter horse ridden by minor antagonist L. A. Boom Boom
: Crosstown Traffic
(Jimi Hendrix song)
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 Boom Boom
El Condor Pasa
is a 4-year-old Boulonnais ridden by Mongolian rider Dot Han
: Peg
(Steely Dan song)
Peg (ペグ Pegu)
is a 6-year-old Creole ridden by Spanish racer Gaucho
. His rider is also named after a Steely Dan song
: Ramblin' Man
(The Allman Brothers Band song)
Ramblin' Man (ランブリン・マン Ranburin Man)
is a 4-year-old Pinto horse that Dixie Chicken
: Roxanne
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.
: Moonflower
(Santana album and song)
Moon Flower (ムーン・フラワー Mūn Furawā)
is a 4-year-old Andalusia ridden by Mexican racer Caravan Serai
: Country Grammar
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
(Barry White's backing vocal trio)
Love Unlimited (ラヴ・アンリミテッド Ravu Anrimiteddo)
is a 5-year-old mustang ridden by Billy White
: Nathalie
(Julio Iglesias song)
Natalie (ナタリー Natarī)
is a 5-year-old palomino ridden by Iglesias
Black Rose 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.