Behind the McKathan Brothers Farm gates you will
find thoroughbred holy ground.
“Triple Crown Training: Where American Pharoah
Learned to Be a Racehorse.”
The tour will begin at the Main Office and will immediately depart to the barns which house our current thoroughbreds in training. There, you will learn about the history of the McKathan Brothers Farm and be introduced to the horses. Owners, Leigh McKathan or Keven McKathan, will explain what they look for when selecting young horses to train to be the next world champion. Open communication and questions are welcomed!
McKathan Brothers have trained young horses since 1989. In 1999, they built the McKathan Brothers Training Center, situated upon 200 acres in Citra. The last two Triple Crown winners, American Pharoah in 2015 and Affirmed in 1978, learned how to race in Marion County as two-year-old Thoroughbreds.
As close business associates of Bob Baffert, Hall of Fame Trainer, and McKathan Brothers are key in early training of world champions.