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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.
  • 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 Rival: 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.
  • 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 Rival: 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.
  • Hair Decorations/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.
  • 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"
  • 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: Machico

     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.
  • 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: Chisa Kimura

     Gold Ship 
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Voiced by: Hitomi Ueda

  • 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.
  • Running Gag: Her various attempts to prank Mejiro McQueen, which always end with her getting a (comical) eye injury.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Drag-Along: Gold Ship constantly gets her into whatever comes through her mind.
  • 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.

     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 Player Character of the game.
  • 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.
  • Made of Iron: Played for Laughs. He is frequently kicked by his team, (who are horses, mind you) and walks it off every time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You Would Make a Great Model: 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.

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

     El Condor Pasa 
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Voiced by: Mikako 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.
  • Image Song: "L's Surprise!"
  • The Main Characters Do Everything: El Condor participates in events that her real counterpart did not, for the sake of drama.
  • 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.
  • Purple Eyes: Which fit her almost regal demeanor.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has long flowing hair that goes past her waist.
  • Red Baron: "Emperor".
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • 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"
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Occasionally cover her right eye.
  • Red Baron: "Empress".
  • Those Two Guys: Usually seen with TM Opera O.
  • 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.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a red and blue ribbon pinned to one side.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a pair of green star clips in her hair.
  • 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

  • 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 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.
  • 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".

     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.

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

     Biwa Hayahide 
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Voiced by: Yui Kondou

  • Cool Big Sis: She's the older sister of Narita Brian, and shares a close bond in spite of their opposing personalities.
  • Freudian Trio: The cool, collected Superego of the group.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Downplayed Trope. The sisters are polar opposites, and have a strong bond but are fierce rivals on the track. She is the more outgoing and elegant of the pair, and her sister's greatest challenge.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Wears an all purple racing outfit, and she's certainly impressive.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Hers goes all the way to her waist.
  • She's Got Legs: She's very tall, with long legs shown off by her formal outfit's stockings.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's a centimeter taller than Gold Ship, who is the tallest on Team Spica.
  • Stoic Spectacles: She wears glasses, and is notable for her cool and intellectual personality.

     Winning Ticket 
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Voiced by: Yui Watanabe

     Narita Taishin 
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Voiced by: Keiko Watanabe

Others

Characters not affiliated with either team.

     Haru Urara 
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Voiced by: Yukina Shuto

     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.
  • Friendly Rivalry: She's good friends with Special Week, and the two are often rivals competing against each other.
  • 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.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a daisy hairclip on one side, and an ear bonnet with a pearl strip on the opposing ear.
  • Image Song: "Kimagure Turning Heart!"
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When she drops her lazy attitude, she shocks people with how determined she is.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: As her name suggests, she has blue hair.

     Mejiro Ryan 
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Voiced by: Afumi Hashi

  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit exposes it.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Has this style.
  • Everyone Is Related: She's a member of the prominent Mejiro family, related to McQueen and Dober. It isn't clear if the girls are sisters or cousins.
  • Multicolored Hair: Brown with a white stripe.
  • Tomboy: She's fairly boyish in appearance and mannerism, particularly in comparison to the other girls of the Mejiro family.
  • Skunk Stripe: She has a white streak in front, similar to a horse's blaze marking.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: She wears them, as part of her formal racing outfit.

     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 Rival: 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.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a green ribbon tied to one side.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a headband with a diamond pattern on it.
  • Idiot Hair: She has a single strand of hair sticking up, indicating her quirky and absent-minded personality.
  • Image Song: "unbreakable".
  • The Quiet One: Probably because she's always eating, but she's not very talkative.
  • 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 Rival: 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.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a red Ear Bonnet, with a red-and-blue striped headband. The headband has a pair of knee-length tails hanging from it, and a blue ball attached to her left ear.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a multi-colored Ear Bonnet on one ear, with a yellow flower and matching ribbon. On the opposite side, she wears a Daruma hair clip.
  • Overly Long Name: Despite only being one word.
  • Sailor Fuku: Her formal racing outfit is styled like the classic Sailor uniform, with a white blouse and blue skirt.

     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 base a character on a Real Life racehorse. 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.

     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.

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