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. Valkyrie's owner dies in the battle against Funny Valentine, and both the horse's and Gyro's corpse are brought back to Naples by Johnny.
Valkyrie makes an appearance in All-Star Battle (PS3) as a technical playable character through Gyro.
- 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.
Slow Dancer makes an appearance in All-Star Battle (PS3) as a technical playable character through Johnny.
- Namesake: Silver Bullet Band (backing band of Bob Segar)
It has a pale star-shaped mark on it's forehead.
Silver Bullet makes an appearance in Eyes of Heaven (PS3/PS4) as a technical playable character through Diego.
- Namesake: Get Up (James Brown song)
In an alternate universe where the goal of the Steel Ball Run is to get the President's diamonds, an alternate Hot Pants refers to her horse as S.S. Brown.
Ghost Rider in the Sky
- Namesake: 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.
- Namesake: Hey Ya! (Outkast song)
Hey! Ya! (ヘイ！ヤア！ Hei! Yaa!) is a 4-year-old quarter horse that Pocoloco rides. 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").
- Namesake: Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix song)
- Namesake: Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix song)
- Namesake: Crosstown Traffic (Jimi Hendrix song)
El Condor Pasa
- Namesake: El Condor Pasa (Peruvian folk song, cover by Simon & Garfunkel)
- Namesake: Trans-Europe Express (Kraftwerk song)
- Namesake: #1 (Nelly song)
- Namesake: Peg (Steely Dan song)
- Namesake: Ramblin' Man (The Allman Brothers Band song)
- Namesake: Roxanne (Police song)
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 and Boingo's names in Viz's American translation.
- Namesake: Moonflower (Santana album and song)
- Namesake: Night Rocker (David Hasselhoff album and song)
- Namesake: Country Grammar (Nelly album)
Catch a Wave
- Namesake: Catch a Wave (Beach Boys song)
- Namesake: Love Unlimited (Barry White's backing vocal trio)
- Namesake: Nathalie (Julio Iglesias song)
- ↑ SBR Chapter 6: The Dried-Up River; Diego Brando p.11
- ↑ SBR Chapter 4: September 25, 1890 - 3 Hours to Start p.22
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 SBR Chapter 12: First Stage: Disqualified from Victory p.14
- ↑ SBR Chapter 74: D4C (7) p.41