As a gray horse, he was born a chestnut before turning gray. In his racing prime, he was a dapple gray with a wide blaze marking with a distinctive forking snip, a stocking on his right back leg and a coronet on his left back leg. With age, he now has an almost fully white coat, with only the markings being whiter. He commonly ran with a black hood emblazoned with his name, usually without the ear covers, wearing blinkers and a shadow roll.
Gold Ship became infamous for its unpredictable temperament and wildly inconsistent performances, as well as being popular after retirement for being somewhat of a goof. Nevertheless, it had a greatly successful career, with over ¥1b in total earnings.
- Just A Way - Stablemate and best friend
- Sugai Naosuke - Golshi's trainer and arch nemesis (?)
- Imanami Takatoshi - Golshi's groom
- Stay Gold - Sire
- Point Flag - Dam
- Mejiro McQueen - Damsire
- Uberleben - Golshi's daughter and most successful progeny
- Aoraki - Golshi's son and a white hair
- Fenomeno - Rival