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Samantha Lederman

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."

Every November since 2011 horse show enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to Lexington for the National Horse Show; one of the last major equestrian events of the calendar year.  Horse Capital reporter Samantha Lederman went behind the scenes at the Kentucky Horse Park for this audio diary.

For Valerie Ashker, promoting ex-racehorses as a breed and finding second careers for them after their life on the track is over has literally become a crusade. 91.3 WUKY’s Samantha Lederman met her in downtown Cincinnati as she rides two of her Off the Track Thoroughbreds across the US to prove their strength, courage and endurance.

Keeneland's Fall Meet starts on Friday and our own Samantha Lederman has the details of what to expect and how to make the most of it.

For the 6th year in a row some Fayette County fifth Graders are spending their mornings at Keeneland this week learning about the impact of the thoroughbred industry on Central Kentucky.

A U.S. Olympic Event Rider is hoping to bring home the gold aboard an unlikely horse, a Kentucky-bred ex-racehorse named Blackfoot Mystery.  Samantha Lederman has their story.

Three weeks ago the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation stepped in to rescue the worst of forty horses abandoned and left to starve on a farm in Mercer County.  Those eight were sent to Blackburn Correctional Facility in Lexington, one of nine such institutions across the country participating in a program with the TRF  that pairs inmates with retired racehorses.  Samantha Lederman recently visited Blackburn and she files this report.

When the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team competes next month in Rio, a husband and wife couple here in Central Kentucky will have played a significant part in their journey.  Samantha Lederman has their story.

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.