BAKERSFIELD, CA - April 22, 2001 - Rookie equestrian, Molly Warmington won the $25,000 Grand Prix of Bakersfield aboard the 12 year-old thoroughbred gelding, Mr. Pacific, owned by Molly Warmington. Warmingon bested a field of 26 starters with double clear rounds and the fastest time in the jump off of 40.81 seconds. World Cup Veteran, Richard Spooner finished in second place with double clear rounds and splits behind Warmington in 41.01 seconds aboard the 13 year-old German bred stallion, Prestige. Third place went to Lu Thomas up on Lavita. Thomas turned in double clear rounds and the third fastest time of 41.04 seconds.
Warmington is currently in the number one position in the AGA rider of the year standings and her horse Mr. Pacific is the number one position for the AGA horse of the year.
2001/2002 AGA Rookie of the Year Standings (as of 4/22/2001)
Rookie of the Year Standing: