So O'Shea's had a bit of a financial setback as a result of misleading an owner and not have enough insurance?
D A Hayes had a bit a financial strife a while back. Lost $1m+.http://www.smh.com.au/news/Business/Highflyer-was-just-another-con-man/2004/12/05/1102182154865.html
Why don't we have a fundraiser for D A Hayes.
The problem he ran into was no more or less his own fault than O'Shea's. Actually, it was probably less his own fault.
God alone knows why Inglis would want to get involved. As per Pigskin, what a great message to send buyers on the eve of the Easter sale. Something like..."We think people who mislead buyers at horse sales are hardly done by and we're happy to help recompense them for any expenses they incur
I can tell you, support from other trainers for the action of their peak body on this issue is very far from unanimous.
And anyway, wouldn't the $35,000-odd that O'Shea's picked up in prizemoney % in the last few days make a dent in whatever it is that he owes his lawyers and others? And you never know, he might win another race or two over the Autumn, which would help even more.
Not forgetting of course the interest he'll get down the track in Foxwedge - usually a lifetime annual service for trainers to use or sell.
Many people cop a financial setback or two as they travel through life. O'Shea's just another one of them. The difference between O'Shea and many of the others is that he is in a far better position to get back on feet pretty quickly.