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O’Shea Fined $30,000

Wednesday, 30th August 2017

Racing NSW yesterday fined former Godolphin trainer John O’Shea $30,000 for his role in failing to report a case of strangles last year. The charges were issued in relation to the racehorse Polemic which was infected with strangles in August 2016. O’Shea pleaded not guilty to being a party to former Godolphin managing director Henry Plumptre in failing to report the condition as soon as possible (charge 1), and to providing false and/or misleading evidence to stewards (charge 2). He was fined $10,000 and $20,000 respectively with the total penalty being $30,000. O’Shea was advised of his right to appeal. Click here to view the report.

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