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."


The Kentucky Horse Park is hosting the United State Hunter Jumper Association Championships this weekend, and as Horse Capital Reporter Samantha Lederman explains, that means there's a lot of money at stake.

Samantha Lederman

Nestled in between a few of Lexington's historic and prestigious thoroughbred breeding farms on Leestown Road, there's a new kid on the block, and he's establishing a little piece of Down Under here in the Bluegrass.  Horse Capital Reporter Samantha Lederman recently paid a visit to "Horse Whisperer" Dan James of Double Dan Horsemanship.

Samantha Lederman

TV, radio, print, and social media are all abuzz over a professional wrestler who’s using his left-leaning political beliefs to rile up fans in a predominantly red part of the country.  For a different kind of Kentucky Adventure 91.3 WUKY’s Samantha Lederman goes one on one with Dan Richards, AKA “The Progressive Liberal.”

Samantha Lederman

Rosie Napravnik broke numerous records as a jockey; including becoming the only female to win the Kentucky Oaks, not once but twice, and the only female jockey to win two Breeders' Cup Races.  She did this while amassing more than $17M in purse money over her racing career.  Now that she's retired, Napravnik talks to Horse Capital Reporter Samantha Lederman about her return to her roots as an eventing rider.

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We put equine retail in the spotlight in our weekly business segment.  Horse Capital reporter Samantha Lederman recently paid a visit to the new Ariat store at the Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington.  It's one of only two Ariat brand retail locations in the United States.

Samantha Lederman

A giant tribute to a horse racing legend now graces the side of a building in downtown Lexington.  91.3 WUKY's Samantha Lederman was on hand for the special dedication.

If you plan to be downtown for Thursday Night Live or next week's Fourth of July Parade be sure to look for Lexington's Mounted Police Patrol.  As WUKY's Horse Capital Reporter Samantha Lederman explains a lot of time and energy goes into training these horses and riders.

Samantha Lederman

Always Dreaming will be aiming to win the second leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday Evening at the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. As WUKY’s Samantha Lederman reports, this Kentucky Derby winner will be carrying the hopes of breeders Gerry Dilger and Mike Ryan, as well as a large and tight-knit Irish community here in Lexington along with him.

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Defending champion Michael Jung is in position to pull of a three-peat going into Sunday's finale of the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park.  Samantha Lederman reports on Saturday's action.

Samantha Lederman

Dressage at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event is concluded and a local rider has taken the lead. WUKY’s Samantha Lederman has this report from the Kentucky Horse Park.