Actor Tom Selleck has been awarded more than $187,000 after a California jury found the actor was duped into buying a lame horse.
Selleck accused Del Mar equestrian Dolores Cuenca of trying to pass off a show horse with a medical condition as fit to ride in competitions.
The defense had argued that Selleck didn't check the veterinarian records of the 10-year-old Zorro.
The bulk of the San Diego County jury's award is for the price of the horse. The rest is to cover boarding costs. A second trial next week will determine how much Selleck should be paid in punitive damages.
Selleck is best known for his role on TV's "Magnum, P.I." in the 1980s.
Published at 1:28 PM PDT on Sep 5, 2009 | Updated at 1:45 PM PDT on Sep 5, 2009