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George Soros’ Horse Could Win Triple Crown

The leftist megadonor will root for his horse as it works to win the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

By NTK Staff | 06.07.2018 @12:00pm
George Soros’ Horse Could Win Triple Crown

This weekend, Justify will race to become the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes, but the name of one of the horse’s owners could cause controversy.

Soros Fund Management, the firm started by liberal megadonor George Soros, controls horse operations SF Bloodstock and SF Racing Group, according to a report from The New York Times.

The TimesMelissa Hoppert and Matthew Goldstein wrote that Bloodstock acquired a 15-percent stake in Justify through various business deals:

SF Bloodstock, which according to court filings is owned by SF Agricultural Holdings L.L.C., employs a for-profit model and focuses on the breeding side of the industry, purchasing stallions, or shares in them, and broodmares while selling yearlings at auction. In 2015, it entered into a three-year partnership with WinStar Farm and China Horse Club that allowed them to spend big while spreading risk at yearling and 2-year-old sales. That is how the group partly acquired Justify and the third-place Kentucky Derby finisher Audible, but it quickly sold its racing rights in those horses to Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing.

Justify has already won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, and if the horse wins Saturday, he will become the first Triple Crown winner since American Pharaoh’s run in 2015.

Hoppert and Goldstein indicate in their story that Soros will most likely not be present in the winner’s circle if Justify pulls off the win.

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