The grandstand rises behind the first turn of the one and one-eighth miles main track of Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Ill. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Horse Triggers Fire Alarm At Arlington Park

Responding firefighters found no smoke or flames, and after investigating determined a horse had activated the alarm when the animal chewed through wires for the alarm system.


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Escaped Horse Gallops Down Street In Old Town

Apparently, this wasn’t the first time a horse was found roaming the streets of Old Town. On the same day last year, about a half dozen horses escaped from the Noble Horse Theatre.


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Horse Ties Up Traffic On I-80

A runaway horse named Geraldo snarled busy traffic along Interstate 80 in northwest Indiana during rush hour and escaped unscathed.



TTYM: A ‘Bear’ Naked Tweet, A NASCAR Brawl And No Horsing Around For Berry

What one thing terrifies the NFL’s Eric Berry on the field? Ndamukong Suh’s personal hygiene is more important than you.. And find out how soccer sensation Hope Solo and former Seattle Seahawk Jerramy Stevens spent their […]


Mario Gutierrez celebrates atop I'll Have Another after winning the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Belmont Stakes Expert Picks

Without I’ll Have Another, the field for the Belmont Stakes has completely opened up.

670 The Score–06/08/2012

Racehorse "Lady May Z" was found shot and killed on her owners' horse farm in Lowell, Ind., on May 29, 2012. (Supplied to CBS 2)

Racehorse Was Killed By ‘Bolt Gun,’ Not Bullet, Necropsy Finds

The suspect would have had to hold the device up to the horse’s forehead and depress the trigger, sheriff’s police said. They believe the suspect may have prior experience in the meat processing industry.


Racehorse "Lady May Z" was found shot and killed on her owners' horse farm in Lowell, Ind., on May 29, 2012. (Supplied to CBS 2)

Racehorse Shot And Killed At Farm In Northwest Indiana

Police in northwest Indiana were investigating a murder mystery on Wednesday, but the victim wasn’t a person, it was a racehorse.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

Mimi McParland, 18, has been caring for Sinatra, a 7-year-old horse, since the beginning of the year and now Illinois Horse Rescue has given Sinatra to her as a gift. (Credit: CBS)

Girl Who Lost Brother, Dad Gets Gift Of A New Four-Legged Friend

It’s a perfect fit for a horse rescue group, and a young woman who welcomes some emotional support. She lost her father and brother, and gained a steadfast friend.

CBS 2–04/04/2012

'War Horse'

‘War Horse’ Set To Take Stage In Chicago Later This Year

Before Steven Spielberg turned it into an Oscar-nominated movie, “War Horse” was a play in London and on Broadway.

WBBM Newsradio–03/13/2012

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Palatine Woman Dead After Falling From Horse

A Palatine woman died this week after falling off a horse.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Trainers discovered a large lump and a needle mark on the neck of racehorse Talented Magician on Nov. 18, 2011. The owner believes someone may have drugged or poisoned the horse to keep it from running an upcoming race in Florida. (Credit: CBS)

Owner Says Someone Tried To Kill His Horse

An owner believes someone tried to kill his racehorse last week to keep it from running for a $100,000 purse next month.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

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Montana Woman Credited With Saving Illinois Boy From Grizzly Bear

A Montana woman is getting public credit for her selfless and brave actions this summer, saving an Illinois boy from an attack by a grizzly bear.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Chicago police horse "Mikey C" and his human partner, Chicago Police Officer Paul Casasanto (Photo courtesy: Chicago Police Department)

Officers Mourn Dedicated Chicago Police Horse

A Chicago Police lieutenant said fallen Chicago Police horse Mikey C. was special, and it would take 10 police officers to replace him.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

Chicago police horse "Mikey C" and his human partner, Chicago Police Officer Paul Casasanto (Photo courtesy: Chicago Police Department)

Chicago Police Horse Dies While On Duty At North Avenue Beach

A Chicago Police horse, named after a fallen officer, has died on the job.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

"The Lone Ranger"

Horse From Woodstock To Join Johnny Depp In New ‘Lone Ranger’ Movie

A horse from Woodstock is headed to Hollywood to co-star in a new movie with Johnny Depp.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Marengo students built this Trojan Horse for a class project.

Marengo Students Decide To Go Big, Or Go Home

Some Marengo High School students wanted to do something big. Their project for humanities class had to have something to do with the ancient Greeks.


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Woman Killed In DUI Crash At Horse Race Track

A horse driver from south suburban Crete is dead, after an accident with a drunken driver on the grounds of the Balmoral Park racetrack in south suburban Crete.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

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Former Groom Gets Probation For Fondling Horse

A former groom who fondled a female racehorse at Arlington Park Racetrack avoided prison Wednesday when a Cook County judge placed him on probation and ordered him to undergo counseling.