Actor Tom Selleck has been awarded $187,000 after a California jury determined that Selleck was tricked into buying a lame horse.
Dolores Cuenca was accused of trying to sell Zorro, a 10-year-old, as fit to ride in competitions. However, Cuenca did not disclose to Selleck that the horse had received steroid injections and had a history of lameness.
According to the BBC News, Selleck purchased the horse for $120,000 for his 20-year-old daughter, Hannah, who hoped to compete him in high-level amateur competitions. The Sellecks discovered Zorro’s lameness a few weeks after they purchased him.
Cuenca’s defense claimed that Selleck did not research the horse’s history properly before purchasing him.
The majority of the money awarded to Selleck was to cover the price of the horse. The rest was to cover boarding costs.