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Lunchtime Lecture - Milton Toby

Dates: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
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We invite you to pack a lunch and join us Thursday, March 5 at 12:30 PM for a Lunchtime Lecture with Milton C. Toby at the International Museum of the Horse!

Milt Toby is an attorney and author who has been writing about Thoroughbred racing for more than 40 years. His ninth book, due for release in the fall from the University Press of Kentucky, is Taking Shergar: Thoroughbred Racing’s Most Famous Cold Case. On a miserably cold and rainy night in February 1983, a gang of armed men entered Ballymany Stud near Kildare, Ireland, and made off with Epsom Derby winner Shergar. Days away from starting his second season at stud, Shergar was one of the most valuable horses in the world. The thieves demanded a multi-million-dollar ransom; when the ransom wasn’t paid, the horse disappeared, never to be found. Taking Shergar recounts the remarkable story of horse racing’s most famous cold case.

Milt’s previous books include Dancer’s Image: The Forgotten Story of the 1968 Kentucky Derby (winner of the $10,000 first prize in the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award honoring the year’s best book about Thoroughbred racing, and an American Horse Publications award as the best equine book of the year); Noor: A Champion Thoroughbred’s Unlikely Journey from California to Kentucky (Milt’s second American Horse Publications book award winner); and Cañonero II: The Rags to Riches Story of the Kentucky Derby’s Most Improbable Winner.

Milt also was a contributor to Thrillers: 100 Must Reads, published by International Thriller Writers and named USA Book News Book of the Year. Thrillers also was a finalist for the year’s Edgar, Anthony, and McCavity awards.

President of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the nation’s leading organization representing freelance writers, Milt is a popular speaker discussing the business side of writing, copyright, publishing contracts, and other legal issues affecting writers. Please contact him to arrange a speaking engagement for your group.

Milt lives in Central Kentucky with his wife, equine veterinarian Roberta Dwyer (an accomplished author and editor in her own right), and a modest but much-loved menagerie: Burdock the Dalmatian, Echo the Doberman, and Winston, the gray and white cat that recently joined the family and immediately took over the household.

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Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Halloween Trail Ride & Tack Sale

Dates: Saturday, October 03, 2020 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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Central Kentucky Riding for Hope invites you to participate in the fun activities that are part of the 2020 Halloween Trail Ride and Used Tack Sale at the Kentucky Horse Park. Proceeds support CKRH in its mission of providing therapeutic riding and equine related activities to those with special needs.

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Movie Night Under The Stars

Dates: Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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The Secretariat Center is excited to announce the first-ever “Movie Night Under the Stars” featuring the movie, Secretariat. Movie night will be located on the front lawn of The Secretariat Center with a statue of the great racehorse in the center of the action. The event will feature free popcorn, family-friendly fun, and various giveaways and drawings. Attendees can purchase dinner and dessert on-site from local food trucks, an ice cream truck, and even a beer tent. Guests will have the unique experience of an outdoor movie on a real working horse farm, surrounded by retired racehorses on June 12, 2021, gates open at 6:30 pm.


In order to provide a socially distanced experience tickets are limited to the first 250 pre-paid attendees.

Tickets are $20 each and kids under 10 years of age are $10

Get your tickets here.

Get your tickets today, then, grab a blanket, bring the family, and join us for a movie night under the stars.  


The Secretariat Center was founded in 2004 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization to prepare off-track Thoroughbreds for happy, healthy, and successful post-track careers through re-schooling and by giving them a broad-based foundation of skills to ensure a harmonious match with their adopters. While advocating for the athleticism and versatility of the American Thoroughbred, The Secretariat Center also seeks to provide educational opportunities through horsemanship.

4155 Walt Robertson Road, Lexington, KY in the Kentucky Horse Park

For more information visit www.secretariatcenter.org or contact Secretariat Center at (859) 246-3080 or [email protected].

This event will practice social distancing and encourage responsible mask-wearing in accordance with KY state recommendations and mandates.

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