Milton C. Toby Biography
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Milt Toby is an author, photographer, attorney, and world traveler who works from his home in Georgetown, Kentucky. Milt has written professionally for some 40 years: on the editorial staff of The Blood-Horse magazine (where he covered Thoroughbred racing in the United States, England, Panama, and Japan); a six-year stint as a freelance photojournalist living in China, Costa Rica, and Colombia (where his clients included Soldier of Fortune); and more recently as a frequent contributor of articles to The Horse magazine and online publications Stable Management and EquiManagement.
He also is a nationally recognized author of eight books about Thoroughbred racing and equine law. Milt’s awards include the $10,000 Dr. Tony Ryan Award for the best book about Thorouhgbred racing published in 2011 (for Dancer’s Image: The Forgotten Story of the 1968 Kentucky Derby) and two American Horse Publications editorial awards honoring the best equine book of the year (for Dancer’s Image and for Noor: A Champon Thoroughbred’s Unlikely Journey from California to Kentucky). Milt represented Death Row inmates for a number of years and he maintains a long-standing interest in Jack the Ripper and other serial killers. Milt Serves as Vice President of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the nation’s largest professional organization for freelance nonfiction writers.
Milt is an popular presenter at national and regional conferences and workshops. He has discussed the vagaries of forensic evidence with mystery writers, copyright issues with magazine publishers and graphic artists, publishing contracts, animal abuse, criminal law, and the death penalty. In his spare time he works as a golf rules official.