Published: Aug 09, 2010 5:08 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 09, 2010 2:08 PM EDT

OSTEEN, Fla. (AP) - Investigators are looking for whoever shot and killed a pregnant horse in Volusia County.

The sheriff's office reports that a neighbor found the mare dead Thursday evening. It appeared to have a gunshot wound to the neck.

The horse's owner valued the animal at about $10,000 but said her foals have consistently earned six figures in race winnings.

Authorities continue to investigate.