Kern Thoroughbreds Staff
LINCOLN COLLINS is president of Kern Thoroughbreds, a bloodstock agency with a proven record in the international bloodstock community. Based in Lexington, Kentucky, he assists clients worldwide with the purchase and management of all varieties of bloodstock. Services provided by Kern Thoroughbreds also include business plan development, breeding plan development, racing stable management and appraisals.
Lincoln incorporated Kern Thoroughbreds in 1989, after many years of experience in the Thoroughbred industry. A graduate of Lancaster University in England, he began his career as junior assistant trainer to champion English trainer John Dunlop. After moving to the states in 1981, he managed three large equine partnerships for several years. Even during the struggling market of the 1980s, Lincoln considerably improved the financial holdings of those partnerships. His substantial knowledge of Thoroughbreds and economic activity make him a sought-after advisor on many continents.
Bloodstock Advisor Joe Miller specializes in international racing and Racing and Breeding Management for Kern Thoroughbreds. Joe joined the agency in June of 2004, having previously worked at Churchill Downs. He also previously worked for Bloodstock Agent John Warren and Highclere Racing Manager Henry Herbert selecting sale prospects.
A native of Saratoga Springs, New York, Joe worked at Saratoga Race Course while attending LaSalle Institute in Troy, NY as well as during his summer breaks in college. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville and attended Bryant College in Providence, Rhode Island.
Joe and Lincoln have together purchased many Graded stake winners at yearling sales and two year old sales as well as privately from both the U.S. and Europe. Joe assists with the management of client racing stables and breeding operations, with an expertise on selecting breeding plans for mares based on both phenotype and genetic variables. Joe is an active board member of the Race For Education and the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, where he ensures his clients racehorses have a proper retirement.
Freda McCrady is executive assistant to Lincoln Collins and office manager in the US office. She joined Kern Lillingston in early 2008, having previously worked at the Sullivan University Systemís Spencerian College as Director of Graduate Employment. In addition, she has provided career development and training services to a large utility company in Kentucky and has served as a project manager for an International Human Resources Company. Freda brings extensive experience to Kern Lillingston in the areas of client service, organization and planning, and office management.
The only native Kentuckian in the Kern Lillingston organization, Freda earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Kentucky University. With family ties to and experience in the Thoroughbred industry, she works closely with all members of our organization.