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."

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.

Leslie Threlkeld, Eventing Nation

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.

Michelle Dunn

The first day of dressage at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event is in the books and WUKY’s Samantha Lederman has this report.

Samantha Lederman

Horses, riders, and spectators come from far and wide to watch the annual Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event here in Lexington, and WUKY’s Samantha Lederman will be bringing us regular reports from the competition.

Samantha Lederman

Thursday marks the start of the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event at The Kentucky Horse Park; North America’s only four star competition where the best horses and riders in the world face off at the highest level of the sport for the richest prize in three day eventing.  German rider Michael Jung is trying to win for a third consecutive year, but as Samantha Lederman reports a promising young American rider is hoping to pull off the upset.

Keeneland Announces Change To Book 1 Program

Apr 12, 2017

Keeneland, the world’s leading Thoroughbred auction house, on Wednesday introduced enhancements to its September Yearling Sale, to be held Sept. 11-23.

Samantha Lederman

For years free roaming horses have galloped across hundreds of acres of abandoned strip mine lands in Eastern Kentucky.  But while some see their presence as an expensive nuisance, others recognize an opportunity for agri-tourism and a way to further diversify an overly coal-dependent regional economy.  Samantha Lederman reports on efforts to build the Appalachian Horse Center.

Samantha Lederman

Kentucky may be the Horse Capitol Of The World, but breaking in to the Thoroughbred Industry is not the easiest thing to do.  WUKY's Samantha Lederman reports on the Godolphin Flying Start Programme, a two year course that helps its graduates do exactly that.