Drilling for Oil, a graded stakes winner who was sent to Peru in July for stallion duty, was found dead after being butchered for his meat, according to the Turf Diario. The stallion was reportedly stolen off Hamide Stable Aug. 6. His body was found a few miles from the farm, which is owned by Hiad Hamide.
Six-year-old Drilling for Oil (Giant's Causeway –Won’t She Tell, by Banner Sport) raced for Lansdon Robbins III and Bruce Lunsford and was trained by Kenny McPeek. He won the 2007 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs and placed in four stakes. He retired with nine wins and placings from 17 races and earnings of $266,756.
Drilling for Oil’s dam is a half-sister to 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed.