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 again hosting a prestigious competition this weekend.  WUKY's Samantha Lederman has a preview of the 10th annual USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.

Samantha Lederman

We're all familiar with the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, but there's another Derby about to take place on the other side of the world.  The Mongol Derby is the world's longest and toughest horse race, and Lexington has an entry this year.  WUKY's Samantha Lederman recently spent time with the hopeful.

Samantha Lederman

What happens to racehorses once their careers on the track are over?  Thoroughbred Aftercare is gaining more and more exposure, with Justify's connections committing a portion of their Triple Crown proceeds to the cause.  As Horse Capital Reporter Samantha Lederman explains, the biggest showcase of all for off the track thoroughbreds is right here in Lexington every Fall.  In fact a bonafide second act celebrity will be a guest of honor this weekend at Breyerfest at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Samantha Lederman

A much anticipated downtown project is getting another financial boost courtesy of Picnic With The Pops.  On Tuesday event president Kip Cornett announced the group is donating more than a million dollars for the construction of a new amphitheater as part of Town Branch Park. 

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The campaign manager for Sixth District Democratic primary winner Amy McGrath says her decisive showing at the ballot box Tuesday shows there's a continuing hunger for non-traditional candidates who sidestep the standard political channels.


The United States Equestrian Federation broke ground at the Kentucky Horse Park Friday for a brand new headquarters.  WUKY's Samantha Lederman was on hand and filed this report.

Paulick Report

Who says there are no second acts in life?  Earlier this week WUKY’s Samantha Lederman caught up with former Marketplace host Scott Jagow, who now is editor in chief at the Paulick Report.

It’s an enormous achievement to own a horse in the Kentucky Derby: out of the thousands of foals born each year just 20 will make the grade on that first Saturday in May. Except for 2011, Winstar Farm has had a runner every year since 2006, and they won it in 2010 with Super Saver. This year they have three chances as they are part owners of favourite Justify, Audible and Noble Indy.  WUKY's Samantha Lederman recently paid them a visit.

Samantha Lederman

A new champion was crowned Sunday in the Land Rover Three Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park.  WUKY's Samantha Lederman has details.

Samantha Lederman

WUKY Horse Capital reporter Samantha Lederman recently took her daughter on an organized tour to see Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome and discovered a whole new cottage industry celebrating Central Kentucky's equine excellence.  The approach is not unlike the highly successful Kentucky Bourbon Trail.