McKathan Brothers Training Center

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.

Tour Details

Rescheduling tours (pending availability) or cancellations require notice of at least 48 business hours before the tour time. Cancellations are not available for weather or specific horses not being available. In case of a weather-related cancellation, a rain date will be offered. For no-show or late arrivals, refunds will not be issued. Tours are rain or shine. No public restrooms. The service fee is non-refundable.
Must Wear: Closed toed shoes. Farm attire suggested.
NO PETS. Please advise if you plan to bring a trained service animal.
Access to the track viewing stand is difficult. Tour is a walking tour.
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