Los Primitos Pledge Earnings to Tornado Victims

Heritage Place Futurity finalist pledges 10 percent to Oklahoma tornado victims.

May 23, 2013

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Jeff Tebow, left, presents the Heritage Place trophy to Raymundo Villarreal. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

Jay Andrade, a spokesperson for Los Primitos, owner of BP Wagon Train who will participate in the $1 million Heritage Place Futurity (G1) at Remington Park on June 1, announced today they are pledging 10 percent of their horses earnings in that race to the victims of Monday's horrific tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

"Los Primitos is based out of Texas, but we have been running in Oklahoma for the last few years. Oklahoma racing has been so very good to us, and we have done extremely well racing there. We saw the tragedy on the news from the devastation of the tornado, and it was decided that it would be the least we could do was to help out," Andrade said. 

Villarreal Jr. won last year's edition of the race with BP Cartels Alibi, and donated $10,000 from the purse winnings to the Texas Children's Hospital in San Antonio.

Trey Wood trains the Oklahoma-bred son of PYC Paint Your Wagon form the First Down Dash mare Ladys Is First.

Bred by Bill Price of Thackerville, Oklahoma, he was was a $25,000 September Heritage Place Yearling. BP Wagon Train has won one of two starts this season and earned $11,766.