Samantha Lederman

Equine Reporter

Listeners might remember Lederman and her English accent from when she was a morning news anchor on WUKY from 1999 to 2001.

Lederman produces multi-platform horse-related news and feature stories. She also serves as a substitute host for the station’s local broadcasts of NPR’s "All Things Considered."

Samantha Lederman

It’s hard to imagine that with Thanksgiving in our rearview mirror already, there are people in Puerto Rico still without power and running water, struggling to recover from the after effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria that devastated the region back in September. WUKY’s Samantha Lederman has a special update on how the horse industry in Central Kentucky has been helping out.

Samantha Lederman

Dressage - the ballet of horse sports, is often perceived as a little serious, perhaps even a tad stuffy.  It definitely is the more reserved of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines.  But last weekend at the National Dressage Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park, there was a new "sheriff" in town.  WUKY's Samantha Lederman has the story.

Samantha Lederman

Every November since 2011 horse show enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to Lexington for the National Horse Show; one of the last major equestrian events of the calendar year.  Horse Capital reporter Samantha Lederman went behind the scenes at the Kentucky Horse Park for this audio diary.

Samantha Lederman

With its picturesque views steep tradition and hospitality it’s little wonder people across the region look forward to spending an afternoon at Keeneland, especially during the fall race meeting.   Recently ten area children and their families did just that.  Horse Capital Reporter Samantha Lederman introduces us to some of the participants of the track’s 10th annual Make-A-Wish Day.

Samantha Lederman

Mention the tiny island nation of Barbados and what comes to mind…sunny beaches, palm trees, tropical breezes.  It might be time to add three day eventing to that list.  WUKY Horse Capital Reporter Samantha Lederman explains why.

Samantha Lederman

The Keeneland Sales Pavilion was almost completely full this afternoon as friends, family and fans gathered to celebrate the life of Penny Chenery.

Samantha Lederman

As the Keeneland Fall Meet gets under way Friday WUKY Horse Capital Reporter Samantha Lederman introduces us to Kent Sweezey, a Kentucky native hoping to make an impact over the seventeen days of racing.  She recently paid a visit to the up and comer at his home base in Louisville. 

Samantha Lederman

What do racehorses do when their careers on the track are over? Turns out they can do just about anything, and the Thoroughbred Makeover competition next week at the Kentucky Horse Park is the perfect place to see them in action. WUKY Horse Capital reporter Samantha Lederman brings us this preview.

Samantha Lederman

He may be known to many as the Great Compromiser but this weekend’s Living History Event at Ashland the Henry Clay Estate shines the spotlight on the famous Kentuckian’s contributions to agriculture.  WUKY’s Samantha Lederman has this preview.

Samantha Lederman

What do Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, and Dubai World Cup & Breeders Cup winner Arrogate have in common?  They’re both Keeneland September Sales graduates. Every Fall buyers from all over the world flock to Lexington to browse an elite selection of the cream of the crop of thoroughbred racing’s yearlings.  Horse Capital Reporter Samantha Lederman went behind the scenes at Dell Ridge Farm to discover what it takes to join that rare club.

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