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George Soros secretly won the Kentucky Derby

Triple Crown contender Justify didn't plan to run in the Kentucky Derby. But a hefty offer from George Soros convinced the colt, even if it meant getting involved in the billionaire investor's liberal schemes.

Okay, so maybe Justify wasn't starting a left-hoof insurgency funded by the Hungarian-born Soros, who some conservative conspiracy theorists believe is the secret puppetmaster of all liberal politics. But the colt does have a business relationship with Soros, revealed in a lengthy New York Times story Thursday.

Justify is owned by three groups: WinStar Farms, China Horse Club, and SF Bloodstock and SF Racing Group. That third stakeholder is controlled by some of Soros' top employees, per the Times. And the SF — you guessed it — stems from Soros Fund Management.

But if Justify wins the Belmont Stakes and thus the Triple Crown this Saturday, SF Racing Group won't be in the winner's circle. Soros' crew prefers to keep a low profile, says the Times, so catch them sneaking a peak of their victory from behind a hedge (fund).