Where American Pharoah Learned to Be a Racehorse, Act 2


Kevin and J.B. McKathan (who died in February 2019) started training young horses since 1989. In 1999, they built the McKathan Brothers Training Center, situated upon 200 acres in Citra, Fla. Marion County, Fla., is an equine-rich area and one of only four major horse racing centers in the world with more than 600 Thoroughbred farms. Two of the last three Triple Crown winners, American Pharoah in 2015 and Affirmed in 1978, learned how to race in Marion County as 2-year-old Thoroughbreds.

In this episode, get to know Kevin and J.B. McKathan, their farm manager Chris Alexander and the 200-acre McKathan Brothers Training Center in Citra, Fla. where American Pharoah learned to be a racehorse.

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