Killer Diller is a 6-year-old career claimer currently doing time at Finger Lakes. According to the website “Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds” (“helping former racehorses gallop into your heart”), the bay gelding (below) is “for sale” – and has been since September:

“This solid bay AP Indy grandson has decided he just doesn’t want to race anymore. His trainer says he is a real personality but is very quiet to handle and ride. He was super quiet for his pictures. Trainer says sound with no vices [vices?]. Young, athletic, handsome — you can go in a lot of directions with this horse!” Contact: Deb Breed 585-289-3467, Asking: $1,000


After owner/trainer Deb Breed concluded that Killer Diller “just doesn’t want to race anymore,” she has whip-run him 10 times – 7 in the last 10 weeks:

September 20th, last of 8, “stopped”
October 7th, last of 6, “broke sluggishly”
November 8th, 7th of 8 (25 lengths back), “showed little”
April 25th, 4th of 5, “weakened”
May 2nd, 5th of 6, “lagged back”
May 16th, last of 6, “never involved”
May 22nd, 4th of 5
June 7th, last of 9, “failed to take part”
June 21st, 4th of 7, “weakened”
July 3rd, last of 6, “never involved”

Ms. Breed, it’s called animal abuse. For shame.