Regarded by many as one of the finest heist movies ever and sometimes listed among the best horse racing movies (!) is director Stanley Kubrick's 1956 movie - The Killing.

(IMDB puts it at # 189 of the top 250 movies of all time)

So did a thug in Chicago decide to conduct his own homage to The Killing by hitting Hawthorne Race Course and pull it off? You decide.

Chicago Tribune Sep. 22 "Shots fired during robbery attempt at race track"