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."

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

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.

Samantha Lederman

Final preparations are under way as the top horses and riders in the world will meet at the Kentucky Horse Park next weekend in the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event. Samantha Lederman takes us behind the scenes.

Twizz Connections Thrilled For Chance At Stakes Glory

Apr 9, 2016
Samantha Lederman

When Twizz breaks out the gates for the Toyota Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday he’ll carry a whole lot of local hope with him. Samantha Lederman caught up with a couple of his owners.