Official Title  Gallop Racer 3 - One & Only Road to Victory
Common Title  Gallop Racer 3 - One & Only Road to Victory
Serial Number(s)  SLPS-01981
Region  NTSC-J
Genre / Style  Sports  / Horse Racing

Developer  Tecmo
Publisher  Tecmo
Date Released  18 March 1999
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SLPS-01981
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 2
( 1 Data Track &
1 Audio Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover
  •  4960677400168  - 


Menus and gameplay are in Japanese.

Gallop Racer features 1400+ horses, 28 racetracks, and secrets to be unlocked. Three modes of play in which players can become a jockey or a spectator are included: Season, Practice, and Versus.

Before beginning a season users must first select from a number of options in order to create themselves. As a jockey players will need to name themselves, choose a gender, select a difficulty level, and design their uniform. Once the jockey setup is complete a horse will need to be purchased. While up to 10 horses can be owned at one time, some races will need to be won before a player can afford to purchase and maintain more than one horse.

The objective of Season mode is to become the best jockey which will require maintaining a stable of strong horses. Since game players can only own 10 horses at a time they may choose to sell or retire horses. Selling horses does, of course, earn money. However, selling a horse is not always the best route to take as retiring can eventually lead to breeding. If a player retires both a male and a female horse they can then breed their own original horse. The new horse's abilites will be a direct result of their parents' strengths and weaknesses.

When entering a race a horse must meet specified requirements. Also, users will have to take into account their horse's current condition before entering a race. Horses can be in their best condition, too rested, or too exhausted. Each horse will be affected by the track conditions as well. Some horses run better on turf tracks while others prefer dirt.

Horses that were bred during season mode can be used in Practice mode too. Here players can race on any track with any horse. Users do not have to control horses if they do not wish to. Instead they can set up a race and be a spectator. As spectators, two players can pit the horses they bred during Season mode against each other by importing horses off of memory cards.

Versus mode pits players against each other in a three or five races. Users select the track and which horses will be entered in each race. Another option available is how the screen should be split. Players are given the choice of splitting the screen either vertically or horizontally. While racing against one another players also must compete with eight computer controlled horses. A point value is assigned to each rank so that after the predetermined number of races are run the player with the most points wins.

Getting a top horse is important because Gallop Racer leaves little room for error. Each horse is rated in a number of categories: speed, stamina, guts, temper, breaking style, incline, track condition, and pace. Knowing exactly what the horse your riding on rates in each category is very important. For one, you don't want to enter a horse with a short amount of stamina into a long race. Another aspect, and probably the most important, is how to position the horse. Some horses prefer to run in the back of the pack until the very end while others prefer to take the lead right away and stay there. Season mode will keep players busy for a long time with its realistic level of play, large number of horses, and the ability breed.

  Manufacturer's description:

Just like in real horse racing, no two races are alike: race outcomes are determined by racetrack, conditions, pack and luck. A great party game for players and spectators alike, you can be the jockey, or select watch mode, and be a spectator. As the jockey, you decide when to hold back, move inside, move outside and go for the lead horses even change lanes, get bumped, get blocked and lose ground on curves. The winners are put out to stud, and the losers, put out to pasture.

2 PLAYER MODE: Race againts a friend in neck and neck competitions.
1400 + thoroughbreed racing machines
28 different racetracks
SEASON MODE: Create your own jockey and breed a stable of champions
Instant replay
Unlock secret tracks, horses, titles and more.

  • Third person perspective
  • 3D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Horse Racing theme.
Number Of Players  1 or 2 Players
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  3 or 4 Blocks
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller / Analog Controller ( Dual Shock Controller compatible )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
 PocketStation (+3 Blocks)
Vibration Function Compatible  Yes
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  No
Emulator  ePSXe v1.9.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL Driver v2.9 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 63, Compatibility=1,3,2; Shader effects= 1 (Fullscreen smoothin))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.1.9.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe Cdrom plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  Yes.
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.

  go to previous page -  L1 Button
  Go to next page -  R1 Button
  Move cursor -  D-pad
  Change display data -  Square Button
  Select -  X Button
  Cancel or return to previous screen -  Triangle Button

  Gate start (press successively to jerk reins) -  D-Pad up
  Move horse left to right -  D-Pad left / right
  Press successively to slow down -  D-Pad down
  Turn straightfoward -  L2 and R2 Button
  Turn right -  R2 Button
  Turn left -  L2 Button
  Turn right -  R2 Button
  Radar switch ( ascending ) -  L1 Button
  Radar switch ( descending ) -  R1 Button
  Shift viewpoint -  Triangle Button
  Cancel or return to previous screen -  Triangle Button
  Whip to the left -  Square Button
  Whip to the right -  Circle Button
  Shift whip to other hand -  X Button
  Pause -  Start Button


 More Races -   Win at least one race before December to unlock the Grade II race. Win the Grade II race to unlock the Louisville, Baltimore, and New York. Win the Grade III race in September to unlock the Tokyo Derby and the Japan Derby in October. 

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  Infinite Energy For Your Horse:  
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  Infinite Money:  
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 - Jewel Case Covers
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 - Advert Covers
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 - Disc Cover

  • Gallop Racer 3 - One & Only Road to Victory [PSOne Books] [SLPS-91404]   
  • Gallop Racer [SLUS-00942]   

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