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.
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.
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.
If you were a golfer you’d jump at a chance to attend a clinic with the likes of Rory McElroy or Jason Day. Or maybe a quarterback camp with Tom Brady? Well, recently some aspiring equestrians from all over the country came to the Kentucky Horse Park to get invaluable tips from a bona fide superstar, Charlotte Dujardin of Great Britain. WUKY’s Samantha Lederman has the story.