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Team Spica
The members of Team Spica, one of the prominent groups at Tracen Academy.

     Special Week 
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Voiced by: Azumi Waki

  • Affectionate Nickname: "Spe-chan".
  • Balloon Belly: As a result of her large appetite, she often gets these, mainly in episodes 3, 7, 8, 9, & the OVA.
  • Big Eater: She struggles with her appetite, and tendency to stress eat.
  • Country Mouse: She comes to the big city, after growing up in an extremely rural area with no other Horse Girls around.
  • Demoted to Extra: She is reduced to a supporting character in the second season, passing the main character role to Tokai Teio.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her formal racing outfit includes mismatched shoes, one white and one purple.
  • Friendless Background: She grew up in an area without any other Horse Girls, or children around her age. As such, she only had animals and her human foster mother as company.
  • Friendly Rivalry: To several of the other girls, such as El Condor Pasa and Grass Wonder. To shake Suzuka out of her post-recovery funk, their trainer pushes the girls to consider each other rivals.
  • Fun with Foreign Languages: Because several of her competitors in the Japan Cup are foreigners, she asks El how to wish them a good race in French. El whispers an answer in her ear, resulting in Special Week cheerfully greeting her opponents with "Don't get cocky!", unaware of what she's really saying to them.
  • Happily Adopted: She has a close bond with her human mother, and grew up happy in spite of her isolation.
  • Heroic BSoD: Starts to suffer from one following Suzuka's injury during the Tenno Sho. Special Week starts focusing so much on helping Suzuka recover that it becomes all that she can think about. Even in the middle of an important race she can't take her mind off Suzuka, leading her to run sub-optimally and lose as a result. It isn't until Trainer convinces her to view Suzuka as a rival that must be surpassed that Special Week starts to get her groove back.
  • Image Song: "Watashi No Shirushi Wa Dai Honmei"
  • Missing Mom: Her birth mother died in childbirth, leaving Special Week to be raised by a human.
  • Muggle Foster Parents: She was raised by a human, having never met other Horse Girls until starting at Tracen.
  • Multicolored Hair: Brown with a white tuft in the front, and white sides pulled into a braid.
  • New Transfer Student: the way both the anime and the manga start.
  • Power Copying: She has a knack for picking up the techniques of more experienced runners, simply by watching them in action.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The passionate, out-going Red to Suzuka's blue.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: She accepts nothing but first-place, and becomes extremely distraught even if she's the runner-up.
  • Skunk Stripe: She has a white streak in front, similar to a horse's blaze marking.
  • To Be a Master: Her dream is to become Japan's greatest Horse Girl.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She loves carrots, even moreso than other Horse girls.

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     Silence Suzuka 
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Voiced by: Marika Kouno

  • The Ace: Legendary for her incredible speed, with a considerable following of fans among humans and Horse Girls alike.
  • Call-Back: In Episode 11, Suzuka's left shoelace comes undone just before her race, similar to how her left shoe strap comes undone back in Episode 7. Except this time, she manages to win the race without incident.
  • Career-Ending Injury: She breaks her leg, and doctors are uncertain whether she'll ever be able to run at full speed again.
  • Cavalier Competitor: She loves running for the sheer pleasure of it, and left Team Rigil because the strict attitude was making it less enjoyable. Whether she wins or not doesn't matter to her, in comparison to her more serious opponents.
  • Demoted to Extra: In season 2 she becomes a supporting character due to being away in America.
  • Doomed by Canon: In the 1998 Tenno Sho, the real Silence Suzuka suffered a devastating injury mid-race that ended both his career and his life. In Episode 7, this tragedy is recreated with the fictional Suzuka breaking her leg mid-race during the Tenno Sho. Unlike her real world counterpart, she survives because of Special Week rushing to catch her, but her racing career is left in doubt.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her formal racing outfit includes mismatched shoes, one white and one black.
  • Fastest Thing Alive: She consistently leaves her opponents in the dust, running so fast that no one can hope to catch her. At one point, she achieves the real World Record for horse racing.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Most of the girls consider Suzuka their top rival, and adore her. In order to help her overcome her post-injury fears, the trainer pushes her to have a rivalry with Special Week to motivate them both.
  • Heroic BSoD: Even after fully recovering from her broken leg, Suzuka has trouble running at full speed. Not from physical pain, but from the mental fear of injuring herself again. Not helping things is Special Week, who's constant doting at her own expense causes Suzuka to start believing she's holding her friends back. She starts getting over it once Trainer pushes her to view Special Week as a Friendly Rival.
  • Heroic RRoD: During the Tenno Sho, she runs faster than she's ever run before...and ends up breaking her leg in the process.
  • Heroic Willpower: Spica's trainer credits her strength of will with allowing her to race again, when the doctors believed it was impossible.
  • He's Back: Suzuka makes her return to racing in Episode 11, and initially struggles in last place. But in the final stretch of the race, she makes her move and leaves the competition far behind. The crowd goes wild, with several characters crying Tears of Joy at Suzuka's victory. It doubles as a heart-felt tribute to the real Suzuka, who did not survive to race again.
  • Hime Cut: The soft-spoken, elegant Suzuka wears her hair in this classic style.
  • Image Song: "Silent Star"
  • Nice Hat: She wears an Ear Bonnet, in this case a white headband with a decorative ribbon and green ear coverings. As a nice extra detail, it's the exact same color as the Ear Bonnets the real horse wore for competitions.
  • Put on a Bus: Due to her stay in America, her role in the second season is restricted to occasional calls on a tablet or smartphone.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Special Week's idol, who becomes her dearest friend once she starts at Tracen. She has green eyes and vibrant orange-red hair.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: She survives being injured at the Tenno Sho, unlike the real Suzuka that had to be euthanized.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She is often very quiet and reserved, but has a very caring nature towards her friends.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The reserved, gentle Blue to Special Week's red.
  • Tempting Fate: She promises to race with Special Week, before she transfers to America later in the year. In the following race, she breaks her leg and may never be able to race again.

     Tokai Teio 
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Voiced by: Anju Inami (initial PV only), Machico

  • Afraid of Needles: Develops a strong dislike for needles after being injected twice.
  • Ascended Extra: She takes Special Week's mantle as the main protagonist during the show's second season.
  • Badass Cape: She wears a knee-length one in red.
  • Bokukko: She uses the masculine "Boku", coming across as cute and tomboyish.
  • Born Winner: Her success is partially attributed to her flexible knees and ankles, giving her a natural talent for running.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Her initial injury threatens to become a chronic problem, with her re-fracturing her leg twice after the initial incident. She's advised to quit racing, and nearly does so before being inspired to make one last attempt.
  • Dancing Is Serious Business: She trains the other girls to dance, after they embarrass themselves during their winning concerts.
  • Friendly Rivalry: She's gained several close rivals, including her idol Symboli, team-mate Mejiro McQueen, and Nice Nature.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: The second season focuses on Tokai Teio struggling to make a comeback after suffering a leg fracture that sidelines her career. With two more fractures, the doctors warn it has become a Career-Ending Injury and advise her to give up racing.
  • Graceful Loser: After losing against McQueen in the Tennoushou, she genuinely congratulates her and even hugs her teammate and rival, although she does shed a Single Tear.
  • Image Song: "Koi Wa Derby☆"
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": She's an incredibly talented racer in her own right, but worships Symboli as her personal idol.
  • Multicolored Hair: Brown with a white streak in the front.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She's the smallest of Team Spica, and is also one of the most talented athletes overall.
  • Short Hair with Tail: She wears her hair like this, with a ponytail that reaches past her knees.
  • Signature Move: The Teio Step, her famous dance move involving elaborate footwork. Her real-life horse counterpart has similar moves.
  • Skunk Stripe: She has a white streak in front, similar to a horse's blaze marking.
  • Spirited Competitor: She joins Team Spica because it allows her to challenge Rudolf, who she dreams of besting in a race.
  • Straight to the Pointe: She does this in the opening, before spinning rapidly to the amazement of the other girls.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: While she intended it to be permanent due to her sustained injury. Her departure from racing ultimately becomes this when footage of Twin Turbo's race shows up on the screen behind her, combined with the pleas of both her teammates and the gathered fans.

     Vodka 
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Voiced by: Ayaka Ohashi

  • Bare Your Midriff: Her racing outfit shows her midriff.
  • Image Song: "Catch the Victory!"
  • Multicolored Hair: Dark brown hair, with a white streak in the front and white-tipped ponytail.
  • Ore Onna: Refers to herself with the masculine ore.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Covers her right eye.
  • Short Hair with Tail: She wears her hair short-cropped, with a slim ponytail ending in white tips.
  • Skunk Stripe: She has a white stripe in the front, similar to a horse's blaze marking.
  • Those Two Guys: Constantly providing background bickering and action along with Daiwa Scarlet.
  • Tomboy: She's notably rougher and less girly than her teammates. Appropriate, since the real Vodka is a rare example of a racemare winning the Japanese Derby, which is usually only contested by colts, let alone won.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Visually she's the tomboy to Scarlet's Girly Girl.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She and Daiwa Scarlet are always this way.

     Daiwa Scarlet 
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Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka (initial PV only), Chisa Kimura

     Gold Ship 
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Voiced by: Hitomi Ueda

  • Amusing Injuries: While helping McQueen train with very heavy horseshoes, she gets stomped on the back accidentally three times.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: The trouble-making goofball to Mejiro McQueen's more serious nature.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: While she's usually seen slacking off during training exercises, she's the one member of Team Spica that never gets pointers beyond "keep doing what you're doing". As such, she's talented enough that her weirdness doesn't hold her back in races.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She is prone to doing odd things, often in the background of other scenes.
  • Crocodile Tears: When Mejiro hesitates to join Team Spica, she begins crying loudly until the other girl relents. The others in the team know Gold Ship is doing it to trick her.
  • Eye Scream: Played for Laughs. She keeps poking or spraying her eyes, whenever she tries to mess with Mejiro McQueen.
  • Image Song: "Goal to my SHIP"
  • Lady in Red: Her racing outfit is completely red, and she's known for being a great beauty in the racing world.
  • Loving Bully: Towards Mejiro McQueen. While Gold Ship teases and pull pranks on McQueen, she actually likes McQueen and was upset when it seems McQueen won't join Team Spica.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a little pillbox hat on her head.
  • One Head Taller: Gender Flipped. Gold Ship towers over Mejiro McQueen whenever the two are together.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When she drops the goofball persona - mostly in the anime - you know shit just got real.
  • Running Gag: Her various attempts to prank Mejiro McQueen, which always end with her getting a (comical) eye injury.
  • Skill Gate Characters: Arguably the hardest to train between the five starting charactersnote  of the game. This is not helped by the fact that skills that support her natural running style are contained in her own support cardnote .
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's known for her beauty, and towers over the other girls.

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     Mejiro Mc Queen 
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Voiced by: Saori Onishi

  • Ascended Extra: Like Tokai Teio, the second season puts the spotlight on her, particularly her relationship with the former.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: She's the more serious of the pair, in comparison to the ever-strange Gold Ship. This usually involves her countering Gold Ship's pranks without batting an eye, and the other girl suffering the consequences.
  • Career-Ending Injury: She develops suspensory ligament desmitis in her left leg by episode 12, which is incurable and recurrent, preventing her from running again.
  • The Drag-Along: Gold Ship constantly gets her into whatever comes through her mind.
  • Expressive Ears: At one point, during an emotional conversation, her ears are turned back - exactly what happens with a real horse who is upset or angry.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Develops one with Tokai Teio in season 2.
  • Image Song: "Waiting for Tomorrow"
  • Not So Above It All: She's usually calm and collected, but surprisingly comical when she does act out.
  • The Ojou: She is the daughter of a prominent family, and extremely ladylike at all times.
  • One Head Taller: Gender Flipped. Gold Ship towers over her, something she sometimes uses to her (failed) advantage.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Her formal racing outfit has an enormous, frilly jacket.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: After enduring a surprise long-distance run, she takes her revenge on the Trainer by getting him in an impressive hold while threatening him.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Lilac actually.

     Team Spica's Trainer 
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Voiced by: Kouji Okino

  • Armor-Piercing Question: When Special Week states her dream is to become "The best Horse Girl in Japan", he asks her what that means. She's unable to answer him at the time, and he asks this question again to the entire team when she joins Team Spica. Everyone's answer is different.
  • Audience Surrogate: Trainer is the anime's representative for the game's Player Character.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He has a tendency to suddenly begin feeling up a Horse Girl's legs, commenting on their muscle tone and racing potential. In spite of this one quirk, he is a caring and supportive coach.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His actual name is not revealed, with everyone simply calling him by his title.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: He has some tension with Hana, the rival coach.
  • Hyper-Awareness: When it comes to noticing the latent talents of an Uma Musume. This also extends to noticing injuries.
  • Made of Iron: Played for Laughs. He is frequently kicked by his team, (who are horses, mind you) and walks it off every time.
  • Model Scam: Subverted. His initial introduction involves him feeling Special Week's thighs, and being accused of being a pervert trying to scam her. But later on, she learns he's a professional coach at Tracen Academy and was completely sincere about wanting to train her.
  • Motivational Lie: He confesses that the doctors told him Suzuka would never run again. Instead of telling her the truth, he continued to lie about her prognosis...and it paid off in the end.
  • Mysterious Past: Nothing is known about his past. Though if we take subtle cues from what Hana talked about him, he worked as a trainer until quitting for some unknown reason and later came back to found and train Team Spica.
  • Oral Fixation: He frequently has a lollipop in his mouth, which tends to fall out when he's shocked.
  • Perpetual Poverty: He's always running out of money, either from the girls taking advantage of him treating them or begging Hana to cover his bar tab.
  • Tears of Joy: He breaks down crying when Suzuka begins running at full speed, and wins her comeback race.
  • Technician vs. Performer: The Performer to Hana's technician. He takes a very casual attitude towards his team, letting them run as they want instead of giving them a strict plan.

Team Rigil
The members of Team Rigil, the most successful team at Tracen Academy.

     El Condor Pasa 
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Voiced by: Minami Takahashi

  • The Ace: The most promising up-and-comer from Team Rigil.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Referred to as "El".
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: After suffering her first defeat, she promises to get revenge on Suzuka next time. She does win in their next race....but only because Suzuka breaks her leg mid-race. El is devastated that she won at the cost of her friend being injured.
  • Coat Cape: She wears a long-sleeved, red coat with fringe over her shoulders like a cape.
  • Cool Mask: She wears one even when in uniform, resembling the Blinker Hoods worn by horses.
  • Commuting on a Bus: To France (it was probably an Airbus), because that is where the real horse went. She makes occasional appearances, with the others watching her televised race or taking phone calls from her.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: She originally hails from America, and transferred to Japan in order to further her racing career.
  • Friendly Rivalry: She considers Silence Suzuka and Special Week her greatest rivals, and is a good friend to them both.
  • Gratuitous English: She uses it all the time, but then, she is American.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: In the game, she uses more Spanish words than English.
  • Hidden Depths: Lampshaded in the game - she often seems impulsive and not very thoughtful, but you don't get to learn three-and-a-half languages without having at least something between (or, in this case, below) your ears.
  • Image Song: "L's Surprise!"
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The hot-blooded, enthusiastic, impulsive Red Oni to her roommate Grass Wonder's Blue. Their friendship comes into focus in the game's training mode.
  • The Main Characters Do Everything: El Condor participates in events that her real counterpart did not, for the sake of drama.
  • Masked Luchador: Has a bit of this as a motif. Not only does she wear a mask, her summoning animation in the game has her leaping off a wrestling ring.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: She beats Silence Suzuka in the Tenno Sho...but only because the other girl broke her leg mid-race. El Condor looks utterly devastated holding her trophy.
  • The Rival: To Special Week, who she declares her rival after seeing the other girl race.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: She takes it very hard when she doesn't win a race, crying in frustration. That she lost to the likes of Silence Suzuka and Broye doesn't ease her mind.
  • Spirited Competitor: While she takes losing hard, she's happiest when facing a truly challenging opponent.

     Symboli Rudolf 
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Voiced by: Azusa Tadokoro

  • The Ace: A Triple Crown winner, making her the best of the best.
  • Badass Cape: She wears a red cape with her formal racing outfit, as befits such a prominent champion.
  • Bling of War: Her formal racing outfit is styled like a military uniform, and a fancy one at that.
  • Chest of Medals: Her formal racing outfit includes numerous medals, as befits the champion.
  • Dancing Is Serious Business: She's very displeased with Team Spica's poor performances in the Winning Concerts, seeing it as an embarrassment to Tracen Academy. As such, she has Teio teach the girls to sing and dance properly.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Her participation in a Butler cafe had numerous girls swooning.
  • Fastest Thing Alive: She is an undefeated Champion, holding the greatest honor as a Triple Crown Winner. As such, there are few racers capable of challenging her.
  • Image Song: "SEVEN"
  • Multicolored Hair: Her hair is two separate shades of brown, with a white streak in the front.
  • Our Founder: She has a statue outside the stadium, as seen by Special Week when she first arrives in Tokyo.
  • Pungeon Master: In the game, she loves puns and would make one given the chance. Her fondness even extends towards pun-related goods, from books to T-shirts!
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has long flowing hair that goes past her waist.
  • Red Baron: "Emperor".
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The head of the student council and is as responsible as it goes.
  • Skunk Stripe: She has a streak of white down the front of her hair, similar to a horse's blaze marking.
  • Student Council President: She is the current President of Tracen's student council.
  • Team Dad: Her overall demeanor and personality basically makes her this towards Team Rigil, and to an extent, the whole academy (as she is the student council president).
  • Terrible Artist: She might be a racing champion, but an artist she's definitely not, as proven with a poster she drew to promote a race for the Harvest festival.

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     Air Groove 
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Voiced by: Ruriko Aoki

  • Does Not Like Men: According to her official bio, she dislikes men as a result of something that happened at a past race. (The real horse had a reputation for apparently not liking male handlers, while the past race is most likely a reference to 1997 Japan Cup, which featured a quite... embarassing incident (borderline NSFW!))
  • Facial Markings: She wears red liner around her eyes, in the classical Japanese style associated with Geisha and courtesans.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her formal racing outfit is styled this way, with mismatching colors and stockings.
  • Image Song: "EMPRESS GAME"
  • Iron Lady: Strict, dignified, ans no-nonsense, she fits this trope to a T.
  • Number Two: To Rudolf.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Occasionally cover her right eye.
  • Red Baron: "Empress".
  • Those Two Guys: Usually seen with TM Opera O.
  • Team Mom: In a contrast with Rudolf being the Team Dad, she's the strict but actually caring mother figure of the academy.
  • Tsundere: She's even called one by Taiki Shuttle when she tries to deny she came to train with Suzuka.

     Grass Wonder 
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Voiced by: Rena Maeda

  • Back in the Saddle: Mid-way through the series, she's fully recovered and eager to reclaim her former glory. She quickly establishes herself as one of Special Week's biggest rivals.
  • Battle Aura: When she gets truly serious, she shows a blue colored one.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: She also races with different colored shoes, a black and a white.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Special Week is one of her dearest friends, and also one of her rivals.
  • Ill Girl: She spends the first several episodes recovering from a serious injury, sidelining her from training.
  • Image Song: "Secret Graduation"
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When truly serious, her demeanor changes completely.
  • Multicolored Hair: She has light brown hair, with a single white spot on her bangs similar to a Star marking on a horse.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The cool, cultured, calm Blue Oni to her roommate El Condor Pasa's Red. Their friendship comes into focus in the game's training mode.
  • Spirited Competitor: She's quite competitive once she starts racing again, and particularly wants to race Special Week at her very best. When Special Week loses to her, Grass Wonder calls her out for being too distracted to give it her all.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Grass Wonder is soft-spoken and endlessly polite, but also strong-willed and a fierce competitor.

     Taiki Shuttle 
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Voiced by: Yuka Ootsubo

  • Cowgirl: Her formal racing outfit uses this motif.
  • Cuteness Overload: Her response to Special Week is to squeal about how cute she is, and hug her.
  • Fastest Thing Alive: Taiki is the fastest short-distance runner in Japan.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: Another student hailing from America.
  • Gratuitous English: Even more than El Condor Pasa, which fits since she was also born in America.
  • Image Song: "Chokkan No Problem"
  • Phenotype Stereotype: A blonde-haired, blue-eyed American. Justified, in that the real Taiki has a blonde mane due to the Flaxen gene mutation.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: She wears a red bandana around her neck, and is one of the best racers in Japan.
  • Spirited Competitor: She's absolutely thrilled with how well Special Week did against her in their mock race, facing a serious challenge.
  • Stripperiffic: She wears a very revealing cowgirl attire as racing outfit.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She has an extremely fluffy, short ponytail.

     TM Opera O 
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Voiced by: Sora Tokui

     Narita Brian 
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Voiced by: Yuka Aisaka (until November 2020), Rika Kinugawa (December 2020 onwards)

  • The Ace: She is mentioned to have recently earned the Triple Crown, putting her on a level close to that of Symboli.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Her racing outfit in the anime is toned down, with less cleavage and a longer skirt.
  • Coat Cape: She wears one in the classic Banchou style.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Footage of her racing can be glimpsed at the stadium, when Special Week first arrives in Tokyo.
  • Friend to All Children: During the festival, she happily hosts a children's event and loves every minute of it.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Downplayed Trope. Brian is far more withdrawn in comparison to her sister, and while the two are close, they have a fierce rivalry on the track. She considers her elder sister her greatest rival, and wants to defeat her in a race.
  • Image Song: "Shadow Roll no Chikai"
  • Oral Fixation: Always with a twig on her mouth.
  • Pointless Band-Aid: To go with her Banchou style. The one on her nose is meant to invoke the shadow roll her real life counterpart wore during races.
  • The Quiet One: Compared to the talkative Hishi, she's mostly calm and pleasant.
  • Red Baron: "Shadow Roll Monster"
  • Stripperiffic: Her formal racing outfit includes a midriff-baring top and micro-miniskirt. In the anime, her outfit covers a little extra skin.

     Hishi Amazon 
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Voiced by: Yuiko Tatsumi

  • Adaptational Modesty: Her in-game design heavily implies she's not wearing anything underneath, but her anime design shows she's wearing underwear.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Is the only horse girl so far with a tan.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Which fit her Tsundere personality.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Footage of her racing and plush dolls are seen at the beginning of the series, prior to Hishi's actual introduction.
  • Friend to All Children: She gets roped into helping Narita with the children's event, but has a great time and is glimpsed carrying kids on her back and petting them like you'd pet a horse.
  • Image Song: "Torikago No Lonely Bird"
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: Her dress hangs off her shoulders, and looks as though it could slip off at any moment.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Goes past her waist.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. She may have red eyes, but she's far from a bad person. Or dangerous for that matter.
  • Running Gag: She's always made to stand as an informal goal line at the training track. By Season 2 people are even using a wooden board with her appearance painted on it for the same job, and even a flag pole for beach training has her face on it.
  • Tsundere: She has a tendency to get embarrassed, and insist that she isn't enjoying things.

     Fuji Kiseki 
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Voiced by: Eriko Matsui

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her dress shirt is open, and only held together by a belt around her ribcage.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Sports some of the shortest hair in the series, and wears masculine clothing.
  • Image Song: "DREAM JACK"
  • Lady in a Power Suit: Her formal racing outfit is modeled after one, making her stand out among the frilly dresses most girls wear.
  • Multicolored Hair: Blackish-brown, with a single white streak.
  • Red Baron: "Two-Stage Rocket".
  • Skunk Stripe: She has a white streak in front, similar to a horse's blaze marking.
  • Team Mom: She is in charge of her dormitory, and makes a point to take care of the other girls. Prior to Special Week's debut, she goes to Suzuka and asks that she take care of her roommate.

     Maruzensky 
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Voiced by: Lynn

  • Cool Big Sis: She acts like an older sister to the other girls, and comes across as more mature.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: She's British, and came to Tracen from abroad.
  • Image Song: "Burning Heart"
  • Informed Attractiveness: Special Week sees Maruzensky and is dumbstruck: "how beautiful!" (Made somewhat hilarious by the fact that the real Maruzensky was the grandfather of the real Special Week).
  • Lady in Red: She's an extremely beautiful girl, and wears all an all-red formal racing outfit.
  • Ojou: She hails from a famous family, and is very lady-like.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has long flowing her that reaches her waist.
  • Red Baron: "Super Car".
  • Speaking Like Totally Teen: One of the Running Gags in the series is that Maruzensky tries to talk like one of the cool kids... and fails spectacularly because she's using slang that was current in the Nineties... or Eighties... or Seventies.

     Hana Toujou 
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Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi

  • Cooldown Hug: She gives one to Grass Wonder, when the girl breaks down crying.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: She treats her coworker with annoyance most of the time, but seems to harbor feelings for him.
  • Friendly Enemy: She is the coach of the rival team, but treats Team Spica kindly.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She hides her true kindness beneath a harsh, professional exterior. But she knows when to push people, and when to ease up on them and offer a shoulder to cry on.
  • Lady in a Power Suit: She wears a sharp, stylish power suit to match her serious personality.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Wears glasses and is generally cool and no-nonsense.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She tends to come across as very strict and cold, but demonstrates moments of warmth and kindness.
  • Technician vs. Performer: She employs a very strict, precise training method for her team in comparison to Team Spica's casual approach.

BNW

A trio of senior Champions, known to the school by their group initials.

     Biwa Hayahide 
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Voiced by: Yui Kondou

     Narita Taishin 
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Voiced by: Keiko Watanabe

     Winning Ticket 
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Voiced by: Yui Watanabe

Team Canopus
A third team active at Tracen Academy, making their appearance in the second season.

  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Minus "saving the world" part, arguably. They have one important thing in common though: neither of their real-life counterparts won a G1 race.

     Nice Nature 
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Voiced by: Kaori Maeda

  • Ascended Extra: She was an incredibly minor, background girl in the first season of the series. In the second, she's featured among the main cast as a member of Team Canopus.
  • Born Unlucky: She considers herself to have incredibly bad luck, only getting into Tracen because her raw talent made up for her poor record.
  • Only Sane Man: She and Trainer are the only members of the team that try to think of a strategy to match Spica beyond "finishing in first place".

     Twin Turbo 
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Voiced by: Miharu Hanai

  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: The combination of toppings she suggests for Machi-tan's katsu-curry in Brand New Friend event story is... quite unique.
Ketchup! Mayo! Mustard! Tarako! ...Grapes!
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her pupils contain faint swirling spirals.
  • Heroic Willpower: Twin Turbo isn't that accomplished as a racer, but challenges Tokai Teio to return to racing if she wins against top runners like Rice Shower. As Teio prepares her farewell concert, Twin Turbo gives it everything and manages to outrun the competition.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: She has a habit of going all out right off the start of her races, which quickly burnt out her stamina and caused her losses.
  • Mega Twin Tails: Her hair is arranged on some long twin-tails.
  • Mismatched Eyes: One purple, one blue.
  • Multicolored Hair: Electric blue with ombre ends that transition from teal to white.
  • Scary Teeth: Her teeth are sharp, although she's not scary at all.
  • Unknown Rival: Turbo declares Teio her rival, but the other girl barely knows her and repeatedly messes up her name.

     Ikuno Dictus 
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Voiced by: Masumi Tazawa

     Matikane Tannhauser 
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Voiced by: Hikaru Toono

Other - Named Horse Girls

Unaffiliated/supporting horse girls, who are named after their real-life counterpart.

     Haru Urara 
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Voiced by: Yukina Shuto

  • Butt-Monkey: She is perpetually losing any race she takes part in, and tends to react comically to her failure.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: In the video game, she has the highest natural rating for dirt racesnote . Unfortunately, this is balanced by an absolute worst rating for turf races, which are more abundant and tend to give better rewards.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: She also has pink eyes.
  • The Cutie: In a series of cute girls, she's particularly adorable and perky.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her pupils are shaped like flowers.
  • Martial Arts Headband: She wears a red one as part of her racing outfit.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: Perhaps even bordering Lethal Joke Character. Her unaltered distance preference in the game is excellent (A) in Shortnote  races and good (B) in Milenote  races, but she greatly prefers the Betweenernote  tactic. This combination frequently causes her to lose races by either being bogged down by racers in front of her or simply running out of distance to race (especially in short races). To thrive with Haru Urara the player needs quite an effort (mainly in the form of preference & growth tweaking via the legacy system, unlocking and taking relevant skills, choosing suitable races where she can make good use of her abilities, and carefully maintaining her condition) as well as a bit of RNG luck.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: With the release of Smart Falcon in the game, her main schtick of being the best naturalnote  dirt horsegirl available in the game pretty much ended right there. She is a competent dirt racer when raised right, but that's pretty much it.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: She's there primarily for comedy, and never lets her failures get her down.
  • Plucky Girl: Just like the real horse, she never wins a race but makes up for it with sheer pluck.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She has pink hair, and is among the sweetest of all the characters. (It also helps that her real life counterpart very frequently raced wearing pink attire)
  • School Sport Uniform: Her racing outfit is styled after a traditional Japanese gym uniform.
  • Video Game Historical Revisionism: In the game she could be trained to win all the races you take part innote , reflecting none of her record in the anime or real lifenote .

     Seiun Sky 
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Voiced by: Akari Kitou

  • Brilliant, but Lazy: She typically slacks off in class, and takes things easy. But when running, she is a top contender. Though it's downplayed in that while she gives the impression of a talented slacker, Seiun Sky does secretly train hard before her races.
  • Claustrophobia: Like her real-life counterpart, she hates enclosed spaces like the starting gate before a race. In one scene, she has to be pushed into the starting gate by a race staff member.
  • Friendly Rivalry: She's good friends with Special Week, and the two are often rivals competing against each other. She also has one with King Halo from sharing many races together with her, and eventually developed an Odd Friendship with the serious and vain horse girl.
  • The Gadfly: Occasionally pulls pranks and makes jokes, but Seiun Sky is genuinely a nice girl.
  • Graceful Loser: When she loses to Special Week, she doesn't seem to bothered about it. Instead, it inspires her to put more effort into training for her next race.
  • Image Song: "Kimagure Turning Heart!"
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When she drops her lazy attitude, she shocks people with how determined she is.
  • Ship Tease: She is depicted with Nishino Flower in a support card artwork.note 
  • Sleepyhead: When not racing/eating/training/fooling around, she can be seen dozing off.
  • The Trickster: Her nickname and style of racing. She always have tricks up her sleeve to gain the advantage over faster horse girls, which makes her a difficult opponent to the gullible Special Week.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: As her name suggests, she has blue hair.

     Mejiro Ryan 
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Voiced by: Afumi Hashi

     King Halo 
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Voiced by: Iori Saeki

  • Adaptational Wimp: The Real Life King Halo had a bad 1998 season, but went on to perform better the following year. Being Out of Focus, only her losses to Special Week are shown.
  • Friendly Rivalry: She's one of the well-wishers lurking outside Special Week's dressing room prior to the Japan Cup, and cheers her on with all her heart.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: In the game, she can get the highest rating for all race distances with a little bit of tweaking.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a blue ear bonnet over her ears.
  • Oh, Crap!: Played for Laughs. She starts freaking out when Special Week charges towards her during the Rigil tryouts, shrieking at the other girl to go away.
  • The Ojou: Of the prideful variant, complete with her own Noblewoman's Laugh.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Her formal racing outfit has an enormous petticoat, decorative belts and piping, and embroidery along the hem.
  • Pride Before a Fall: She's introduced as an undefeated champion, with an arrogant attitude to match. She promptly loses her races to the more significant girls.
  • Starter Villain: She is the first major competition that Special Week faces, as she begins her racing career.
  • Stocking Filler: Her racing outfit includes black stockings, and a matching garter.
  • Worthy Opponent: After losing to Special Week (again), she explains that she's happy to have such a strong rival. Instead of being discouraged, she's inspired to work even harder.

     Oguri Cap 
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Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu (initial PV only), Tomoyo Takayanagi

  • Balloon Belly: Gets loads of these thanks to her insanely large appetite, particularly in episodes 4, 6, 8, & the OVA. She even gains one in the game intro and the anime's teaser trailer.
  • Big Eater: She participated in an eating contest, and won by an enormous margin. If that wasn't enough, in the OVA she arrived at another eating contest pre-stuffed and was still able to eat an insane amount of food.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She may think about eating too much, but she's skilled enough to be chosen to participate at the Winter Dream Tournament in the finale.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She's very absent-minded about things, and doesn't seem to take anything seriously.
  • Country Mouse: Comes from the countrysidenote .
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Footage of her racing and plush dolls can be spotted in the first episode, prior to her actual introduction.
  • Funny Background Event: She frequently appears in the background of scenes, with an enormous plate of food in front of her.
  • Hero of Another Story: She's the protagonist of the spin-off manga Cinderella Gray.
  • Idiot Hair: She has a single strand of hair sticking up, indicating her quirky and absent-minded personality.
  • Image Song: "unbreakable".
  • It Was a Gift: Her hairband, who was her mother's before it was given to her.
  • The Quiet One: She doesn't talk much, and that's not always due to her eating.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Her early days. Her jersey is perpetually dirty, her shoes break all the time, and her parents' household is hampered by her food bills.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes past her waist.
  • Red Baron: "Monster from Afar".

     Super Creek 
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Voiced by: Kana Yuuki

  • Balloon Belly: As a result of the eating contest in episode 6, as well as one in episode 13 alongside Tamamo Cross and Inari One.
  • Buxom Is Better: She's one of the bustiest girls, even more than Daiwa Scarlet and Biwa Hayahide.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: A photo-finish catches her cheating in the eating contest, disqualifying her.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Her profile describes her as a good friend and rival to Oguri Cap.
  • Gag Boobs: When she reassures Tamamo that she'll grow bigger if she eats more, the other girl stares at her enormous
  • Motherly Side Plait: She wears her hair in an enormous plait over one shoulder.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is incredibly thick, and reaches down to her knees when braided.
  • Sweater Girl: Which help emphasize her 'assets'.
  • Team Mom: Her profile describes her as a motherly type that dotes on the younger girls.

     Tamamo Cross 
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Voiced by: Naomi Ozora

  • Balloon Belly: As a result of the eating contest in episode 6, as well as one in episode 13 alongside Super Creek and Inari One.
  • Big Eater: Subverted. She enters the Eating Contest, but is overwhelmed by the massive plate of donuts.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She likes cute things, and tries to win the giant donut plushie.
  • Red Baron: "White Lightning".
  • Token Mini-Moe: She's tiny compared to the other girls.

     Inari One 
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Voiced by: Haruno Inoue

  • Balloon Belly: Gains on in episode 13 alongside Super Creek and Tamamo Cross.
  • Character Tics: She does the kitsune sign with her hand while talking.
  • Cool Mask: She wears a kitsune festival mask.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Glimpsed when she's shouting energetically at the festival.
  • Genki Girl: She's extremely energetic, cute, and loud.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She wears her hair in a pair of fluffy pigtails, with little bows.
  • Kitsune: Her name and motif are both based on the mythical Fox Youkai. (Makes sense, given the "Inari" present right there in her name)
  • Large Ham Announcer: She serves as the announcer for the Eating Contest, and hams it up to the maximum.

     Matikanefukukitaru 
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Voiced by: Hiyori Nitta

  • Exotic Eye Designs: She has stars for pupils.
  • Fortune Teller: During the Festival, she operates the fortune telling booth. She gives out a bad fortune to Mejiro McQueen, freaking the other girl out.
    • Her racing outfit is full of fortune objects.
    • It later turns out that her booth isn't just for the festival - it's an ongoing concern. Mejiro Palmer visits it several times during the second season.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name was derived from the Japanese proverb 待ちかね福来るnote , which roughly translates into "Good fortune comes to the happy household". This explains why she has an obsession with luck and fortune telling.note 
  • Overly Long Name: Despite only being one word.note 
  • Sailor Fuku: Her formal racing outfit is styled like the classic Sailor uniform, with a white blouse and blue skirt.
  • Those Two Girls: Is mostly seen together with Meisho Doto.

     Yukino Bijin 
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Voiced by: Nozomi Yamamoto

  • Country Mouse: Like Special Week, she's from a rural area and considered something of a country bumpkin.
  • Impractically Fancy Outfit: Her racing outfit looks better suited to going ice skating in the winter, for no apparent reason other than the Visual Pun (see below)
  • Plucky Girl: She's hardworking and energetic, always determined to do her best in all things.
  • The Rival: To Haru Urara of all people.
  • Simpleton Voice: She tries to speak with a dialect more suited to the big city, but sometimes slips into her rural dialect.
  • Visual Pun: With her literally name meaning "Snow Beauty", no wonder her outfit looks heavily ice skating-inspired.

     Gold City 
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Voiced by: Kosaka Saki

     Biko Pegasus 
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Voiced by: Aimi Tanaka

  • Anime Hair: She wears her hair in a short, spiky style similar to the standard Shounen anime protagonist. note 
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Tiny and almost always with the much taller Hishi Akebono.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's tiny, but a powerhouse that loves to imitate her favor action series.
  • Hot-Blooded: Just like the Toku heroes she idolizes, Biko is loud and passionate about everything.
  • Otaku Surrogate: She's a cute, shamelessly geeky girl that loves anime and Toku series.

     Hishi Akebono 
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Voiced by: Rei Matsuzaki

     Manhattan Cafe 
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Voiced by: Yui Ogura

  • Dark Is Not Evil: She looks quite creepy, but actually has a very earnest personality once people get to know her.
  • Eerie Paleskinned Brunette: Her pale skin, black hair, and preference for dark clothing all make her seem quite eerie when people first meet her.
  • Idiot Hair: She has a single, white lock of hair that stands up in contrast to her silky, long black hair.
  • Must Have Caffeine: She has a deep passion for coffee and the art of making it.
  • The Quiet One: In the game, she is soft-spoken and not the most conversational person around.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: The contrast of her pale skin and dark hair are quite attractive, once people stop finding her creepy.

     Eishin Flash 
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Voiced by: Ayami Fujino

  • Awesome by Analysis: She has a brilliant, scientific mind that can analyze her opponents down to the smallest percentages.
  • Big Eater: In an extremely low-key manner. One of her favourite pastimes on her days off is to go around town and try different cake shops, and a casual conversation in the game reveals that, by about mid-afternoon, she's already eaten at least five slices of cake (and proceeds to go for more afterwards).
  • Brainy Brunette: She's dark-haired and a runner that focuses on scientific and mathematical analysis to win her races.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: A student from Germany.
  • Germanic Efficiency: Plays the stereotype to the hilt, although she does have a legitimate reason for it.
  • The Perfectionist: How much? Let's just say that when going halfsies on cake, she pulls out a tape measure.
  • Schedule Fanatic: She has a certain obsession on punctuality and scheduling.
  • She's Got Legs: She's got long legs, shown off by a pair of black stockings in her Racing outfit.
  • Supreme Chef: She's a talented cook, particularly in making German sweets.

     Fine Motion 
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Voiced by: Chinami Hashimoto

  • Fighting Irish: Inverted Trope. Fine Motion is one of the more mild-mannered and polite Horse Girls, defying the stereotypes of hot-blooded Irish lasses.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: Originally from Ireland.
  • The Ingenue: A naive girl from a distinguished family, who takes joy in learning about the way common folks live.
  • Multicolored Hair: Brown with white bangs.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: She's obsessed with mundane things, having lived in luxury throughout her childhood. She's eager to experience the things "common people" enjoy, having been spoiled and sheltered throughout her childhood. Her obsession is Ramen noodles.

     Seeking the Pearl 
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Voiced by: Ayaka Fukuhara

     Tosen Jordan 
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Voiced by: Eri Suzuki

     Kawakami Princess 
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Voiced by: Karin Takahashi

     Smart Falcon 
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Voiced by: Hitomi Ohwada

     Air Shakur 
Voiced by: Minami Tsuda

  • The Dreaded: Most trainers are terrified of her, to the point of using a lottery to decide who works with her.
  • Face of a Thug: She has a fierce appearance, but is actually a calculating and logical person who's skilled with computers.

     Nishino Flower 
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Voiced by: Haruna Kawai

  • Grade Skipper: It is explicitly mentioned in her profile that her talent let her skip a few gradesnote . While in junior high, she's the age of an elementary school student.
  • Ship Tease: She is depicted with Seiun Sky in a support card artwork, and she has a fairly important support event with Agnes Tachyon.note 
  • Token Mini-Moe: While she's not quite as 'mini' as Tamamo Cross, she definitely ramped the 'moe' factor high.

     Bamboo Memory 
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Voiced by: Kotomi Aihara

     Marvelous Sunday 
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Voiced by: Marie Miyake

  • Exotic Eye Designs: Like Matikanefukukitaru, she has stars for pupils.
  • Catchphrase: "Marvelous!"

     Mihono Bourbon 
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Voiced by: Ikumi Hasegawa

  • Adaptational Personality Change: Downplayed example as her main Cyborg personality schtick remains, but she shows far less emotions and is much more robotic in the game.
  • Ascended Extra: She only had a minor appearance in the BNW OVA. Season 2 made her part of the main cast.
  • Brutal Honesty: She's quite blunt in her way of speaking, and her attempt at motivating Rice Shower shows.
  • Cyborg: Not actually one of course, but her robotic mannerism and outfit aesthetic have made other girls wonder if she really is one.
  • Did Not See That Coming: She sure didn't expect that Rice Shower would caught up to her at the last second, beating her and preventing her from getting a Triple Crown undefeated.
  • Idiot Hair: Has a prominent cowlick, although she's far from an idiot.
  • Not So Stoic: Shows a far larger range of emotions when telling Rice Shower how she admires her and considers Rice her hero and rival.
  • Undying Loyalty: For her trainer, whom she calls Master, racing with everything she's got to please him.

     Sweep Tosho 
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Voiced by: Shiori Sugiura

     Ines Fujin 
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Voiced by: Tomomi Mineuchi

     Sakura Bakushin O 
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Voiced by: Sachika Misawa

  • Class Representative
  • Crippling Overspecialization: In-game, this is invoked in her training mode by the player, tricking her into all sorts of hijinks to dissuade her from running in races other than short distance. It is downplayed in the actual gameplay, since her distance rating for miles are not that badnote .
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Has cherry blossom-shaped pupils to match her name.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Like Special Week, her formal racing outfit includes shoes of mismatched colors.
  • Forehead of Doom: Her forehead is... very prominently displayed.
  • Fragile Speedster: The races in her story mode in the game are all shorts and miles, so pretty much her only build would forgo stamina and guts in favor of speed. This, along with skill choices, will result in her being blinding fast but unable to keep it for long distances.
  • Hot-Blooded: Always loud and spirited.
  • Lethal Chef: Her SSR support card events reveal that she has no concept of cooking beyond using the highest possible flame to cook as quickly as possible, resulting in her failing at making a sandwich. She eventually gets better with the help of a very patient Nishino Flower.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Most of Sakura Bakushin O's events basically make her the butt of the joke(s) by showing the results of her utter obliviousness and twin obsessions with (a) being the Class Representative and (b) speed. Further, her basic aptitudes make it clear that she can't run more than a mile without slowing to a crawl. However, her stats, skills and missions make her campaign the easiest one of all the starters, since the player just has to train for pure speed at every opportunity. Because of this, she's the most likely to reach the end of the campaign and bonus stage, gaining a considerable amount of bonus stats along the way and becoming the average new player's strongest hall-of-famer.
  • Memetic Mutation: On account of her Lethal Joke Character status, Japanese players have nicknamed the pure-speed/frontrunner build, and its fans, the "Church of Bakushin" (バクシン教, bakushin-kyou). note 

     Shinko Windy 
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Voiced by: Yuuki Takada

     Agnes Tachyon 
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Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka

Agnes Tachyon: [entirely serious] Trainer-san, what is it? What is this quality I lack?
Trainer:...Medical ethics?
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is based of a figurative faster-than-light particle, hence her scientist theme.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Despite the "Tachyon" name, her field of research is not physics (quantum or otherwise) but pharmacology.
  • Playing with Syringes: She spends most of her time working on shady new drugs which are supposed to have beneficial effects. Typically they also have amusing side-effects, most commonly making a random part of the victim's body emit a bright and colourful glow.
    • In one especially outstanding incident, she gives her trainer a box of handmade chocolates for Valentine's. Of course, they've been spiked with one of her drugs... that causes the eater's body to give off a powerful aroma of chocolate for hours.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: In her in-game story, this becomes a very serious plot point. One of her motivations for research is to find a cure for her legs before she becomes permanently crippled.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: Every time she offers somebody an ostensibly-normal drink or food item, it's been spiked with one of her experimental concoctions.

     Zenno Rob Roy 
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Voiced by: Haruka Terui

     Meisho Doto 
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Voiced by: Misaka Watada
  • Ascended Fangirl: Meisho Doto is a huge fan of TM Opera O. In the latter's storyline, she not only gets to play a part in her wacky Kayfabe, but even becomes her official rival.
  • D-Cup Distress: She notices people glance at her chest a lot when she's running.
  • Gag Boobs: Has the biggest bust in the game alongside Hishi Akebono, but is more noticeable on her due to being shorter.
  • Gainaxing: Gravity and the Laws of Motion are her worst enemies.
  • Shrinking Violet: Her self-deprecation attitude matches Rice Shower's. Whereas Rice Shower canonically wins multiple races, Meisho Doto consistently loses them. She also considers her physical appearance unhealthy because everyone stares at her so often.
  • Those Two Girls: Is mostly seen together with Matikanefukukitaru.

     Rice Shower 
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Voiced by: Manaka Iwami

  • Ascended Extra: She only had a minor apperance in the BNW OVA. Season 2 gave her a bigger role, down to having her own character ending song. She also appeared in the posters promoting the mobile game.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Very quiet and always following Mihono Bourbon, but she's the one that takes the Triple Crown from her right at the end.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Rice Shower is a "villain" of the racing world, dressed in Gothic attire and considered a breaker of dreams. In spite of this, she's a gentle girl that simply wants people to be happy. Fearing that she only makes people unhappy, she tries to quit racing until Mihono Bourbon convinces her to keep running.
  • Eerie Paleskinned Brunette: She's pale, with dark hair and a soft-spoken nature that doesn't make it easy to socialize with others. Her Gothic attire and racing career have further added to a false impression of a creepy villain.
  • Foreshadowing: She actually defeated Mihono Bourbon in the BNW OVA, but her victory was annulled due to the relay race's circumstances. Come Season 2, she had the chance to make her victory over Bourbon official.
  • Heel: She refers to herself as one, and is devastated at how her victories only seem to make people upset.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Her reputation in the racing world is that of a "villain" that crushes the dreams of other Horse Girls. In spite of the "character" fans have assigned to her, Rice is a gentle and caring girl that is crushed by how the fans perceive her.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair and hat cover the right side of her face, hinting at her extremely shy nature.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Has a very small frame, yet she can run a full 3200 meters course without breaking a sweat.
  • Red Baron: She's known as Record-Breaking Black Assassin, due to her tendency to defeat Horse Girls on the verge of achieving a major milestone.
  • Shrinking Violet: Rice is a soft-spoken, extremely shy girl with a kind heart. The perception of her as a dream-stealing villain in the racing world only makes her further withdraw into herself.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She idolizes Mihono Bourbon, following her during morning runs and viewing her as an ideal Horse Girl.
  • Third-Person Person: Prefers to herself in this way.
  • Unknown Rival: Mihono Bourbon doesn't notice her at first, though she follows her on morning jogs every day. This comes to an end when they actually face each other in a critical race.
  • Worthy Opponent: Though Rice Shower thinks the other girls hate her, she eventually learns that many of them consider her an important rival that they want to defeat. In particular, Mihono Bourbon confesses that since being defeated by Rice Shower, she considers the other girl her "Hero" for giving her a strong rival that she can work to overcome.

     Admire Vega 
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Voiced by: Hitomi Sasaki
  • The Chew Toy: In TM Opera O's in-game storyline, Admire Vega gets unwillingly strong-armed into playing the Heel role.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Considering what TM Opera O puts her through, this is not exactly surprising.

     Curren Chan 
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Voiced by: Yuu Sasahara

  • Crippling Overspecialization: Her in-game ratings and story mode progression are arguably more specialized for short sprints than Bakushin.
  • Punny Name: Before you ask, yes, her name is supposed to be pronounced like "Karen-chan". (This is the name of the daughter of real!Curren's owner.)

     Agnes Digital 
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Voiced by: Minori Suzuki

  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Reflecting the career of the horse she's based on, she's capable of doing different types of races ranging from short to long distances, and even dirt races.
  • Loony Fan: Usually shown fangirling over the other horse girls.

     Nakayama Festa 
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Voiced by: Shino Shimoji

  • Nice Hat: Usually seen wearing a beanie.

     Mayano Top Gun 
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Voiced by: Ayaka Imamura (2017), Mio Hoshitani (2018-onwards)

  • Ace Pilot: Her race costume evokes the image of one with her bomber jacket. She also peppers her speech with aeronautical terms, particularly in the game ("taaaaaake off!" being the most prominent example).
  • Airplane Arms: Some of her victory celebration in the game has her do a little circle with her arms outstretched to the sides.
  • Fille Fatale: For most of her storyline in the game's training mode, Mayano comes across as being rather too keen on growing up, and insists that she's an adult. This includes wanting to go on "dates" with her trainer, blowing kisses to the crowd when she wins (which is also a Shout-Out to the real Mayano Top Gun's jockey doing the same thing at the end of a race), and being inappropriately affectionate. She eventually grows out of it... at least a little bit.
  • Teen Genius: Her powers of deduction are so strong that, just by watching for a few seconds, she can accurately forecast the outcome of most races. To her, this is intuitive and obvious, but not to everyone else. This gets her into trouble at school, because she immediately jumps from the start of a math problem to the solution without writing down her reasoning. note 

     Mejiro Dober 
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Voiced by: Hikari Kubota

  • Does Not Like Men: Goodness gracious, yes. Not to mention that she behaves towards the player character completely differently depending on which gender the player picked.trivia 

     Mejiro Palmer 
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Voiced by: Yuri Noguchi

  • Bare Your Midriff: Her racing outfit exposes her navel.
  • Black Sheep: Of the Mejiro family. She doesn't get any attention nor is she in scenes with the other Mejiros. This is actually based on real life in which the Mejiro Group didn't have high hopes for Palmer.
    • There's a photograph of Palmer in McQueen's room, however, which suggests that at least one Mejiro does care about her.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Forms one with Daitaku Helios.
  • Odd Friendship: With Daitaku Helios, a carefree Gyaru Girl, while she's a more serious and diligent Cool Big Sis.
  • Those Two Girls: Ever since becoming friends with Helios, they're always together, race together and let the other mark the pace, even if it means losing steam right before the end.

     Daitaku Helios 
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Voiced by: Aya Yamane

  • Facial Markings: Has a star beneath her right eye and a triangle beneath her left eye.
  • Gyaru Girl: Gives that impression with the way she acts, speaks, and dresses.
  • Multicolored Hair: Several strands of her brown hair are dyed blue.
  • Valley Girl: Her way of talking even confuses Palmer at first.

     Kitasan Black 
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Voiced by: Hinaki Yano

  • Ascended Extra: Originally just a support character in Season 2, she and Satono Diamond became the main protagonists of their ingame collaboration event 'Brand new Friend' and were featured as SSR support cards.
  • Multicolored Hair: Black hair with a white strand.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Grew older and bigger upon entering Tracen Academy alongside Satono.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Satono Diamond, always arguing with her over their admiration for either Tokai or McQueen, respectively.

     Satono Diamond 
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Voiced by: Hina Tachibana

  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Like Kitasan, she also grew older and bigger upon entering Tracen Academy as students.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Kitasan Black's tomboy.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kitasan Black, always arguing with her over their admiration for either Tokai or McQueen, respectively.

     Mr. C.B. 
Voiced by: Yurina Amami

     Sakura Chiyono O 
Voiced by: Ruriko Noguchi

     Mejiro Ardan 
Voiced by: Saya Aizawa

     Yaeno Muteki 
Voiced by: Ayumi Hinohara

     Sirius Symboli 
Voiced by: TBA

Other - Horse Girls with Original Names
Some horse girls in Uma Musume are either not named according to their real-life counterpartsnote  or original creations altogether.

     Sun Visor 
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya

     Broye 
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Voiced by: Haruna Ikezawa

  • The Ace: The greatest Horse Girl on the international stage.
  • Adaptation Name Change: The European champion from France was actually named Montjeu.
    • Captain Ersatz/No Historical Figures Were Harmed: The likely reason for the change is that one needs a license from the owners to name a character after a Real Life foreign racehorsenote . The design does not refer to the real horse, probably for the same reason. However, Château de Montjeu is located in the French commune called Broye.
  • Badass Cape: Wears a regal looking cape, and she has all the right to wear it.
  • Bifauxnen: Just like her visual inspiration, Lady Oscar.
  • Bling of War: Her racing outfit is designed to resemble a very fancy military uniform.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: She's introduced surrounding by a crowd of fawning young women.
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: Even with the actress's questionable delivery, she sounds like the kind of woman that would be surrounded by fawning fangirls.
  • Expy: Her design is based on Lady Oscar from The Rose of Versailles.
  • French Jerk: To a degree. She is proud and can sound conceited and dismissive, but this does not make her lose the sense of sportsmanship.
  • Fun with Foreign Languages: She signs El's guidebook in French, leading the other girl to believe she mistook her for a fan. However, Rudolf recognizes that she actually slipped in a friendly challenge.
  • Gratuitous French: Broye's dialogue is entirely in French, an unusual production decision. The actress's delivery is....questionable at times, with subtitles to translate her dialogue for the audience.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: Her fancy cape is made of fur, giving her an air of nobility.
  • Pride Before a Fall: Extremely confident during her press appearances before Japan Cup, which she loses to Special Week in Episode 12. If we go by Real Life race information, she came fourth; this is never really confirmed in the anime.

     Happy Meek 
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Voiced by: Miyu Yoshizaki
  • Color-Coded Characters: She has white hair, her eyes are pale-colored, and her racing costume is brightly colored (white with ivory accents). Safe to say white is her color.
  • Original Generation: She and her trainer first appeared in the mobile game. She also wasn't explicitly based on any particular real-life horsenote 
  • Shrinking Violet: Notably quite subservient to her trainer.

     Berno Light 
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Voiced by: Miyari Nemoto (Cinderella Gray PV)
  • Motor Mouth: She prattled about horseshoes for a while while Oguri Cap spaced out.
  • Nice Girl: Notably the first girl who actively tried to befriend Oguri Cap.
  • Ojou: A rather lowkey one, but her family owned a large sporting goods store specializing in horsegirl racing equipment.
  • Original Generation: First appeared in Uma Musume: Cinderella Gray. She was based on a Kasamatsu-based real-life horse although her name did not reflect this factnote 
  • Visual Pun: Although the staff couldn't use the name Twin Bee, they managed to work it into her character design. She's got two hair decorations in the shape of the letter B, that are both angled to be prominently visible from the front.note 

     Fujimasa March 
  • The Ace: A scholarship girl, and very fast on the track.
  • Always Someone Better: Oguri Cap, of course.
  • Original Generation: First appeared in Uma Musume: Cinderella Gray. She was based on the (at the time) Kasamatsu-based racehorse March Tosho.
  • Unknown Rival: The dynamic between her and Oguri Cap so far. Oguri Cap barely noticed her, making her resort to actively seeking Oguri Cap.

     Norn Ace 
  • Alpha Bitch: Highly adversarial against Oguri Cap at first, but softened after her utter defeat.
  • Original Generation: First appeared in Uma Musume: Cinderella Gray. She was based on the (at the time) Kasamatsu-based racehorse North Hero.

     Little Cocon 
Voiced by:
  • Original Generation: She and her trainer first appeared in the mobile game. She also wasn't explicitly based on any particular real-life horse.
  • Satellite Character: Within the game's story mode, Bitter Glasse and her are practically inseparable. They, too, seemed to orbit around Riko Kashimoto.

     Bitter Glasse 
Voiced by:
  • Ambiguously Brown: She is notably darker in skin tone compared to most. This is most apparent when she is beside Little Cocon.
  • Anime Hair: Her hair is short and spiky, similar to Biko Pegasus.
  • Original Generation: She and her trainer first appeared in the mobile game. She also wasn't explicitly based on any particular real-life horse.
  • Satellite Character: Within the game's story mode, Little Cocon and her are practically inseparable. They, too, seemed to orbit around Riko Kashimoto.

     Kin'iro Ryoutei 
Voiced by:

Scrapped Horsegirls
In the initial PV as well as originally on the project websitenote , there were four horsegirls present that have never reappeared since. It is assumed the reason was that the owners of their prototypes denied their permission.
  • No Name Given: At the time of the PV, none of the horsegirls was explicitly named. Fans have identified the scrapped ones since, but in this section, their "names" will be shown in quotes due to this trope.

     "Buena Vista" 
Voiced by: Inori Minase
  • Girl Next Door: She's heavily implied to be intended as that, given her relatively ordinary clothes.

     "Deep Impact" 
Voiced by: Ruriko Aoki

     "King Kamehameha" 
Voiced by: Rena Maeda

     "Orfevre" 
Voiced by: Eriko Matsui
  • Mask of Power: A very interesting inversion in that it's taking the mask off makes her suddenly dash off rather than putting it on, resulting in...
  • Fiery Redhead: Well, more like Fiery Chestnuthead, but she fits nevertheless.

Others
Tracen Academy's faculty members and other human characters.

     Akikawa Yayoi 
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Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi

The current chairman of Tokyo Tracen Academy.


  • Ambiguously Human: She has apperance traits similar to a horse girl, and her head being covered by her sun hat really isn't helping to solve the case. Fans have speculated she might be based on Northern Taste, a legendary horse that produced many champions for Japan's racing scene. Northern Taste was also a good friend to the cats in his farm.
  • Nice Hat: A rather elaborate sun hat, with a cutout in the shape of a horseshoe on its rim.
  • Right-Hand Cat: Non-villainous example; her kitten is usually perched on her hat.
  • Older Than They Look: She leads Tracen Academy despite looking like a secondary school student.

     Anshinzawa Sasami 
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Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue
A mysterious acupuncturist that sometimes would appear on the game as a part of a random event. She claims to be an apprentice of a legendary acupuncturist and can help to make your horse girl feel better. Maybe.
  • Back-Alley Doctor: Or rather, an acupuncturist. Despite her claims, someone who intruded your school out of nowhere offering an acupuncture that might not even work is definitely suspicious.
  • Death-or-Glory Attack: Her campaign event lets you choose to make her perform an treatment on your horse girl to gain beneficial boosts such as stats increase or gaining recovery skills. The catch is that it doesn't always work, and if it fails, your horse girl will suffer from energy and mood drop (and on some choices, even got an illness). Cautious trainers can also play it safe and completely refuse her offer.
  • Original Generation: She first appeared in the mobile game.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Pulls this when you refuse her treatment, due to being found out by Tazuna as an intruder.

     Hayakawa Tazuna 
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Voiced by: Yukiyo Fujii

Chairman Akikawa's secretary.


  • Ambiguously Human: One of the early concept art showed her with horse girl ears, and her 4koma strip had her catching up with a Special Week sprinting in full speed. Fans have speculated she might be based on Tokino Minoru, a legendary World War 2 era race horse.
  • Nice Hat: A dapper green bowler hat with a black stripe.

     Kiryuin Aoi 
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Voiced by: Miho Okasaki

Happy Meek's Trainer.


     Otonashi Etsuko 
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Voiced by: Emiri Suyama
A reporter covering stories about the URA championship.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Though in the game she usually just give you some points on the stat you are currently training your horse on.
  • Original Generation: She first appeared in the mobile game.

     Special Week's Mother 
Voiced by: Yuka Saitou

  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: She saw Special Week off with an enormous banner, embarrassing the girl in the process.
  • Muggle Foster Parents: She's a human, and raised Special Week as best she could.
  • No Name Given: Her name isn't revealed, since Special Week simply calls her "Mom".
  • Phenotype Stereotype: A blonde-haired, blue-eyed foreigner. (The real person she's based on hailed from New Zealand.)
  • Someday This Will Come in Handy: In a flashback, she's shown throwing mud-filled balloons at Special Week. This training ends up coming in handy, allowing Special Week to dodge mud kicked back at her without slowing down.

     Kitahara Jo 
A trainer in the Kasamatsu Tracen Academy, who coached Oguri Cap in her early years.

     Oguri Cap's Mother 
Oguri Cap's birth mother, who was a racer herself in her early years. She managed to cure Oguri Cap's weak knee and turned it into her strength.
  • Original Generation: First appeared in Uma Musume: Cinderella Gray.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Implied to be caused by Oguri Cap's food bill. It got so bad that sending Oguri cap to Tracen (implied to be fairly expensive in itself) is an improvement.

     Musaka Ginjiro 
A trainer from Central and Kitahara Jo's uncle.

     Sensuke Fujii 
An influential horse-racing reporter.
  • Intrepid Reporter: He has enough influence to go straight to Symboli Rudolf with a petition signed by ten thousand people. All this is to persuade URA to allow Oguri Cap to run in Japan Derby.
  • Original Generation: He first appeared in Uma Musume: Cinderella Gray manga.

     Riko Kashimoto 
A former trainer from Central and a sitting council member in the URA organization. She was brought in to be a temporary chairman when chairman Akikawa was called on a long business trip to overseas.
  • Original Generation: First appeared alongside Little Cocon and Bitter Glasse in the Aoharu Hai arc of the game.
  • Satellite Character: Within the game's Aoharu Hai story mode, Little Cocon and Bitter Glasse seemed to orbit around her.

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