A judge gave a former Arlington Park Racetrack worker two years probation and ordered him to undergo counseling for fondling a female horse.
Esbin Cal-Orozco, 29, was convicted of having sexual contact with the filly while working as a stable hand last September.
He was arrested after another track worker found the horse tied up with hay bales and buckets behind her, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Cal-Orozco admitted to improperly touching the horse.
The 4-year-old horse named Buzz My Bell was not injured and continued to race, authorities said to the Chicago Tribune.