Chelsea Fields wins feature
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ Chelsea Fields led wire-to-wire en route to a 3 1/2-length victory over McKinsey in Thursday’s $44,000 feature race for fillies and mares at Hollywood Park.
Ridden by apprentice Ryan Barber, Chelsea Fields covered 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:01 4-5 over a firm turf course and paid $20.60, $9.40 and $8.20.
McKinsey returned $5.80 and $4.40, while Our Golden Promise paid $5.60 to show.
New Zealand-bred Chelsea Fields took the early lead and never trailed. None of her challengers got within two lengths of her after the opening quarter-mile.
The victory, worth $24,200, increased Chelsea Fields’ career earnings to $56,941, with five wins in 15 starts.