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Amyy
Aug. 7, 2009, 08:02 PM
This is awful. I took care of him on his trip from Kentucky to Florida, from there he went to Peru. He was such a sweet guy. He liked to play...at one point he grabbed hold of my shirt and wouldn't let go!

:cry:

http://livenews.com.au/news/thieves-steal-butcher-star-racehorse-drilling-for-oil/2009/8/7/215361

http://www.theaikentrainingtrack.com/images/drillingforoil_sm.jpg

ASB Stars
Aug. 7, 2009, 08:32 PM
When they find whoever did this, I hope they simply do to them, what they did to this horse. Slowly.

Laurierace
Aug. 7, 2009, 08:41 PM
Poor guy, Godspeed.

Ridge Runner
Aug. 7, 2009, 08:44 PM
That is awful. I'm so sorry. I just can't imagine how anyone could do something like this.

Barnfairy
Aug. 7, 2009, 09:48 PM
That's terrible.

I don't know what's worse: the crude method by which he died, or the fact that people are so poor/hungry that they would do such a thing, or the fact that he was sent to a place where people are so poor/hungry that a thing like that could happen.

I'm sorry Amyy.

Meredith Clark
Aug. 7, 2009, 10:15 PM
or the fact that people are so poor/hungry that they would do such a thing, or the fact that he was sent to a place where people are so poor/hungry that a thing like that could happen.



I may be wrong in this specific situation but it was my understanding that in certain cultures horse meat is a delicacy; people are paying top dollar for it, its not going to starving people.

Horrible no matter why it happened :cry:

Barnfairy
Aug. 7, 2009, 10:34 PM
it was my understanding that in certain cultures horse meat is a delicacyI based my prior comment on this article (warning, graphic picture within): Authorities in Peru seize 3 tons of horsemeat (http://www.livinginperu.com/news/3240), which states that had it not been confiscated, the meat was going to be passed off as beef.

Of course there are dirtbags everywhere, but, generally speaking, when jobs are plentiful there is less of a motivation to make money by stealing horses and slaughtering them. Now we are seeing it in Florida, to a lesser extent than what has been happening in Peru.

Glimmerglass
Aug. 8, 2009, 10:17 AM
Sick people and crooks everywhere indeed. One can only hope there is a waiting room in hell for the folks connected to this action and others ...

Daily Racing Form - Stallion stolen, killed in Peru (http://www.drf.com/news/article/106201.html)


Drilling for Oil, a Grade 3 winner who arrived in Peru earlier this month to take up stud duty, has died there after being stolen and apparently butchered by the thieves for meat. A Giant's Causeway horse, Drilling for Oil was 6.

Racing for Lansdon Robbins III and Bruce Lunsford, Drilling for Oil won the Grade 3 Louisville Handicap in 2007. He also finished second in the Prairie Bayou and third in the Grade 3 Elkhorn. He came back in 2008 to finish second in the Elkhorn, upgraded to Grade 2 that year, and the Grade 3 Pan American Handicap. Drilling for Oil earned $266,756 from 3 wins in 17 lifetime starts.

"It's hard to believe anything like this would happen," Lunsford said. "It's the most unusual thing that's happened to me since I've been in the horse business. He was a big, big horse, and apparently they think that's the reason they took him instead of the other horses. To be in a position where this is done by premeditated consequence like this, it's hard for me to accept."

texang73
Aug. 8, 2009, 07:28 PM
Digusting. And so very sad.

kookicat
Aug. 11, 2009, 06:59 PM
Wow, that just sucks. :(

Las Olas
Aug. 11, 2009, 07:08 PM
His half sister sold last night at FT for $510k. To Sagamore. I assume that's Kevin Plank buying under that name.