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

A central Kentucky-based research facility will play a vital role in the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio.  Samantha Lederman recently paid a visit to the Kentucky Equine Research Center.

VisitLex rates the Kentucky Horse Park as the number one tourist destination in the Bluegrass region but as Samantha Lederman reports the park is also home to some aspiring riders hoping to capture gold in the Summer Olympic Games in Rio.

Hopes Remain High For Long-Running Equine Event

May 19, 2016
Samantha Lederman

The Keeneland Spring Meet, the Rolex Three Day Event and The Kentucky Derby may all be over, but there’s still an important Spring tradition to enjoy in the Bluegrass and it takes place this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park.  Samantha Lederman previews the 48th annual High Hope Steeplechase.

In Depth: She's There When Complications Arise

May 12, 2016
Samantha Lederman

Spring is a busy time on horse farms across the bluegrass especially where mares and foals are concerned.  Samantha Lederman introduces us to a medical professional who is often on hand when things don't go according to plan.

Derby Eve Bash Moves To Distillery District This Year

May 6, 2016
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If you’re looking for a Derby Eve Party in support of a good cause right here in Lexington, Samantha Lederman has just the thing for you.

Can Anybody Beat Nyquist In The Derby?

May 5, 2016
Paulick Report

Post positions have been drawn for the 142nd Kentucky Derby and Nyquist has been made the early 3-1 favorite, but what about the rest of the field of 20?  What are some other compelling storylines?  Our Samantha Lederman caught up with the Paulick Report’s Natalie Voss, who’s been hanging out all week at Churchill Downs.

Keeneland Again Hosting Massive Derby Celebration

May 5, 2016
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It’s Derby weekend, and if you haven’t made plans yet you’re not too late. WUKY’s Samantha Lederman found out what’s on tap at Keeneland.

German Rider Michael Jung Repeats As Rolex Champion

May 1, 2016
Samantha Lederman

German competitor Michael Jung claimed the Rolex Kentucky Title for a second time Sunday, becoming only the third competitor in the event’s history to win back-to-back events on the same horse.

Jung Charges To The Front In Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event

Apr 29, 2016
Samantha Lederman

As expected, after the first day of dressage at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event Michael Jung has taken a commanding lead on last year’s winner Fischerrocanna.  Samantha Lederman has this recap from the Kentucky Horse Park.

Sizing Up The Competition At This Year's Rolex

Apr 26, 2016
Samantha Lederman

A few years ago professional golf tournament prognosticators often based their analysis on a "Tiger or the field" thesis.  Going into this year's Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event, champion rider Michael Jung might be in a similar position.  Samantha Lederman profiles a couple of Americans who'll be aiming for the upset.

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