Residence: Long Beach, California
Top Career Moments:
- Won the Bayer Legend Challenge Championship with Prima LD in 2003.
- Qualified Royal Domain to El Primero Del Ano Derby in 2003.
- Qualified One Fast Cartel to Los Alamitos Winter Derby in 2002.
- Won California Breeders Claiming Stakes with Renes Dasher in 2002.
Career Profile: At 24, Angie Aquino is one of the youngest female trainers in the country. She's proven more than capable of keeping up with the big boys as her starters won 17.8 percent of the time in 2004. That figure was the eighth highest among the top 30 Quarter Horse trainers at Los Alamitos. Now in her fourth full-year of training, Angie has already been part of several major races at the Orange County oval. She qualified One Fast Cartel to the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby in 2002 while in 2003 she saddled Just Dreaming to the Governor's Cup Futurity and Royal Domain to the El Primero Del Ano Derby. This year, Angie's stable will feature two-time stakes winner Myster Quick Fix. He won the Sgt Pepper Feature Handicap so he has a lot of talent, she said. He just came into my barn this year so I am learning about him.
As an owner, Angie was represented by One Fast Cartel in the 2001 Los Alamitos Million. My dream is to win a big race, Angie said. I look up to female trainers like Donna McArthur and Connie Hall. Angie is a second generation trainer. Her mother, Betsy Aquino, was a top trainer on the northern California fair circuit for many years, and her father, Jose Aquino, remains a gallop rider at Los Alamitos. Her sister, Elena, also conditions a handful of Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos. I grew up around a family of horsemen and I love my horses. Angie added. Angie worked in the publicity department at Los Alamitos for nearly three years before beginning her career as a trainer.