CHARLES E BLOOMQUIST
Birthdate: 1-6-39; Trimont, Minnesota
Family: Wife, Michele. Children, Linnea, Charlie, Guy, Ryan, Paul, Eric and Haley
Residence: Los Alamitos, California
Top Career Moments:
- Won the $150,000 Los Alamitos Derby with Ah Sigh in 1995.
- Won the $100,940 Vessels Maturity with Down With Debt, who finished in a dead heat with Avison, in 1994.
- Won the Golden State, Ed Burke Memorial and Miss Kindergarten Futurities with Ah Sigh in 1994, the year she was named Champion 2-Year-Old Filly.
- Won the $446,030 Golden State Derby with Solvency in 1986.
- Won the $200,000 Governor's Cup Derby with I Owe You Me in 1986.
- Won the $562,886 Kindergarten Futurity with Solvency in 1985.
- Won the $240,000 La Primera Del Ano Derby with Bugs Royal in 1982.
- Won the $539,612 Kindergarten Futurity wth Dash Again in 1981.
- Won the $251,750 Golden State Futurity with Merridoc in 1979.
Career Profile: Trainer Charlie Bloomquist is one of only six trainers with more than 950 Quarter Horse wins at Los Alamitos. Blane Schvaneveldt, Paul Jones, Charles Treece, John Cooper, and Rodney Hart are the other trainers in that exclusive club. Elan Again was Charlie's first big horse as she captured the Go Man Go Handicap on her way to the title of champion aged mare in 1975. Frank Nakamura's Ah Sigh won divisional titles under Charlie's tutelage in 1994 and '95. He also conditioned Down With Debt to the world championship in 1994. Down With Debt's championship year included wins in the Vessels Maturity and MBNA America Challenge Championship. Some of his other top horses include Champion Solvency, I Owe You Me, who is the dam of Down With Debt and granddam of Fly Out Of Debt, Merridoc, who is now a leading sire, Dash Again and Kiptys Charger. In 1999, Dash For Kay provided Charlie with his 45th quarter horse stakes win at Los Alamitos, thanks to her dead-heat effort for first with multiple stakes winner Royal Miss Smith.