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If you think you’re stronger than me… then I’ll give everything I’ve got!
―El Condor Pasa

El Condor Pasa (エルコンドルパサー, Eru Kondoru Pasā) is one of the supporting characters in Uma Musume: Pretty Derby.

As a fast horse girl who came from America with winning streaks of six, she quickly earns a place as one of the favorites of the audiences. But she came to a first lost on her seventh race.

Later on, she went overseas to train for an upcoming race. She unfortunately lost against Broye in the race which made her strive harder to get faster and train even more.

Personality

El Condor Pasa is an optimistic, loud and cheerful girl, lively in classes and on the track. Originally from America, she tends to mix English into her sentences. She possesses a blazing hot fighting spirit and a burning love for running as she enjoys every race.

However, she does not like the feeling of losing. She is confident in her strength but willing to improve if necessary. She is shown to be attentive as she records her racing experiences with Broye to write a guide on defeating her. She is also generous enough to offer her handwritten guide to Special Week.

She secretly keeps a hawk named Mambo in her dorm room. She insists he is a condor.

Appearance

An average-sized horse girl with a slight eccentric taste to her presence. She has medium-length brown hair with a small tail behind. She wears a blue and white striped band on her right ear and a red masquerade mask with a white frame that she wears consistently. Her eyes are sky blue and manifest a strong confidence.

Songs

Special Commentary

Uma Musume Real Life
エルコンドルパサー!

府中2400でも強さを見せて

ライバルを蹴散らしました!

2400も文句なし! マイラーと呼んだのは誰だ!

エルコンドルパサー2400文句なし!

第18回ジャパンカップを制しました!

El Condor Pasa!

She showed her strength in Fuchu 2400m, too.

She overrode other rivals!

He's perfect in 2400m! Who called him a miler!

El Condor Pasa, he has no problem in 2400m!

He won the 18th Japan Cup!

  • Requirement: Winning Japan Cup, unwinning any other Tokyo 2400m races.
  • Reference: 1998 Japan Cup, by Masaharu Miyake (Fuji TV)[1]

Note

  • In real life, he had not run in 2400m then, so fans worried about his ability for mid-distance.
  • In Uma Musume, Japanese Derby is included in her objectives. you have to lose it to hear the commentary.

Trivia

  • Real-life El Condor Pasa was born in the US, but her pesonality refers to Latin America because of her name. And despite her name comes from Peruvian song, Her behaviors are like a Mexican.
  • Her favorite things are spicy food and watching pro wrestling. Her hobby is playing the flamenco guitar.
  • In real life, El Condor Pasa couldn't run at the Derby and Tenno Sho. Anime episode 5 and 7 are fictional.
  • Mambo's name comes from his father Kingmambo.
  • She has a special fabric softener for her mask.

Real Life

So El Condor Pasa flew to France, aiming for the autumn.
Running at some races, gradually getting used to there, and tried Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
This is not easy. It costs high for expedition, and risks increase if environments are changed.
But, Takashi Watanabe owner, and his team made their minds, and completed they have to do,
That's why he achieved the second place at l'Arc, enough to be applauded by oversea media.
―You can feel like understanding a bucephalus in three minutes, by Junko Hosoe[2]


El Condor Pasa[3] is a racehorse in the late 1990s. He couldn't run Classics because of foreign-bred restrictions, but he won all Japanese races except Mainichi Okan. He flew to France and won two grade races.

  • His name El Cóndor Pasa is an orchestral musical piece by the Peruvian composer Daniel Alomía Robles, written in 1913 and based on traditional Andean music, specifically folk music from Peru. [4]
  • In 1998, Japanese Derby was Japanese-bred limited race. El Condor Pasa was a US-bred horse, so he couldn't enter. In real life, only Special Week was the winner.
  • Tenno Sho was the same. Actual winner at 1998 Tenno Sho Autumn was Offside Trap, the same owner.
  • Though horse girl El Condor Pasa wears a mask, in real life he didn't wear it.

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