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Meet Kern Thoroughbreds

Lincoln Collins

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.

Joe Miller

Bloodstock Advisor Joe Miller specializes in international racing and Racing and Breeding Management for Kern Thoroughbreds.  Joe joined the agency in June of 2004 after several years of various roles in the Thoroughbred industry,

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 Horses in training 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 has purchased over 40 stakes winners over the last decade, with many of those coming from Europe to race in America.