Where American Pharoah Learned to be a Racehorse, Act 3


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, learn about the process and preparation that talented and precocious 2-year-old Thoroughbreds like American Pharoah undergo while under the care and tutelage of the McKathan brothers.

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