Agile (horse)

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Agile 1905.jpg
1905 Kentucky Derby winner Agile
SireSir Dixon
DamsireKing Alfonso
CountryUnited States
BreederRunnymede Farm
(Ezekiel F. Clay)
Owner1) Samuel S. Brown
2) Frank Brown
TrainerRobert Tucker
Record66: 14-12-9
Major wins
Sapphire Stakes (1904)
Waldorf Stakes (1904)
Advance Stakes (1905)
Phoenix Stakes (1905)
Tennessee Derby (1905)

American Classics wins:
Kentucky Derby (1905)

Agile (1902–after 1912) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that was the winner of the 1905 Kentucky Derby.[1] Agile won the Sapphire Stakes as a two-year-old and the Phoenix Stakes as a three-year-old.

Ridden by Jack Martin, Agile won the 1905 Kentucky Derby against two other competitors, Ram's Horn and Layson. It was one of the smallest fields since Azra won in 1892.

Following the death of Capt. Samuel S. Brown, his son Frank bought Agile for $5,700 in the July 1906 dispersal sale of the entire racing stable.[2] The last record of Agile racing was in a November 1907 claiming race at the Aqueduct race track in New York, where he finished dead last.[3]

Agile sired three registered Thoroughbred offspring, the fillies Lady Eloise (1913), Chancy M (1915) and Katie Strand (1913) out of Texas bred mares.[4] Lady Eloise is the third dam of American Quarter Horse Champion, Woven Web, who was also a sibling of Assault.[5]

In 1912, Agile was owned by T. Polk of San Antonio and was used as a carriage horse by the family.[6]


  1. ^ Agile Pedigree
  2. ^ "Brown Stable dispersed." NY Times July 22, 1906
  3. ^ NY Times. Nov. 3, 1907
  4. ^ Agile Progeny Report
  5. ^ Woven Web Pedigree
  6. ^ Staff (April 11, 1912). "Kentucky Derby winner now a buggy horse". Courier-Journal.