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Standardbred Found Shot Dead

Published: May 31, 2012 11:25 am ET

Last Comment: June 2, 2012 6:32 am ET | 6 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

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, 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

June 2, 2012 - 6:32 amthis is murder anyway you

this is murder anyway you look at it! Prosecute.

June 1, 2012 - 11:21 pmThis is not an everyday

Karl Holub SAID...

This is not an everyday crime-shooting horses randomly! My intuition tells me that the perpetrator may have a personal vendetta against people connected to the victim.

June 1, 2012 - 10:13 pmRIP dear Lady May Z :(

RIP dear Lady May Z :(

June 1, 2012 - 3:19 pmthat is sad,who would do

david nolet SAID...

that is sad,who would do something so terrible.

May 31, 2012 - 5:14 pmJust monsterous. How sick in

Just monsterous. How sick in the head this person must be to savagely murder a horse. Hopefully this monster is found and punished swiftly.

May 31, 2012 - 1:52 pmjust sick.

just sick.

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