Standardbred Found Shot Dead
Published: May 31, 2012 11:25 am ET
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A standardbred that was in to go has been found dead, shot between the eyes, one day before it was scheduled to race.
According to a report by nbcchicago.com, the horse in question was found Tuesday, May 29, a day before she was to race at Balmoral Park in Illinois.
It is believed that Lady May Z, an eight-year-old daughter of Eicarls Diehard, was shot between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
"It was deliberate, terrible," owner Heidi Geib said in the report. "I think somebody sick was out here messing around."
Police believe that a white, newer-model two-door pickup truck seen in the area around the two-hour timeframe may have something to do with the crime.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lake County Sheriff's Department at 800-750-2746.
(With files from nbcchicago.com)