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Highlighting the spontaneous and highly relevant nature of social networking and technology as a facet of international journalism and race reporting, Sid Fernando, on his fearless blog Sid Fernando + Observations, has a fascinating three-cornered discussion about the private sale of Argentine Derby winner Storm Chispazo, buyer (and Chechen president) Ramzan Kadyrov, and training conditions in Dubai. Read it here.

Fernando, who first reported the sale of Storm Chispazo (by the star shuttle stallion Bernstein), has been breaking stories faster than the trade publications can pick them up.

In the discussion beneath Sid’s article, the topics range from the disputed price of the Gran Premio Nacional (Argentine Derby) winner to suspects in a murder investigation to international political figures who own racehorses to the new training surface in Dubai. It’s great stuff, but don’t take my word for it. Read on.