Joe Kederis, Former Rider in Kentucky Derby, Killed, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-06


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Joe Kederis, Former Rider In Kentucky Derby, Killed CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 5. — Joe Kederis, 55, who rode in two Kentucky Derbies and one of the top riders of his day, lost his life near the track today when a taxicab hit him as he bicycled from his home to Churchill Downs. Kederis died at 6:30 a. m. in General Hospital. Kederis had the mtnints on Gold-crest Boy in the 1915 Derby and was astride Bar None in the 1928 renewal of the rich stake. The one-time riding star also rode the great mare. Pan Zaretta, in several of her finest performances. During recent years, Kederis was employed as an exercise boy for the locally-owned Brown Hotel Stable. Patrolmen Melvin Theobald and Clarence Price asserted that the cab, which was driven by Russell Williams skidded 60 feet before hitting the bicycle and knocked Kederis 80 feet. Williams was arrested and charged with manslaughter and reckleai driving.

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