Horse Capital

Veteran reporter Samantha Lederman's beat is all things equine - from trail riding to top-level competition and everything in between.

Samantha's reports provide a vital window into Lexington's reputation as the "Horse Capital of the World."

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

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

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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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

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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