Plum Creek's greyhounds ran out 33 wins with its typical balanced attack. No greyhound in the kennel won more than twice. The kennel also had the most seconds with 40 (a figure that was matched by the Boeckenstedt Kennel) and had the most thirds with 42 to run out $81,562.50 in earnings.
The good effort pushed Plum Creek's yearly take to $421,570.50. The kennel has 161.5 wins thus far in 2011, only 1.5 wins behind Harlan Brothers lead at Bluffs Run.
Harlan Brothers produced only 24 wins in May, led by Slatex Emerald with a 5-3-1-0 mark and Slatex Topaz, 5-3-0-1. For the year, Topaz is second at the track with 13 wins and Emerald is third with 12 wins.
Seastrom-Lovely finished second in May with 31 wins. Ubetcha Rita, 5-3-1-0, and RJ's Bucky, 5-3-0-0, led the kennel.
Boeckenstedt was third with 30 wins with a balanced attack.
Shelley had a perfect May, five wins in five starts. The 25-month-old out of Dodgem By Design-Shirley Heights won by an average of four lengths. She accounted for a third of Mickim's wins in the month.
P's Gibbs (Petzold) had a great month. He won his first five starts by an average of eight lengths. In his sixth start, he came up third to Shelley. Still, P's Gibbs leads the track with 15 wins for the year.
Petzold also enjoyed watching PJ's Game Boy go four-for-four in May.
Astarbeyondmagic (River Bluffs) won four times in five races.
Bluffs Run stays busy in June. Ongoing is the $60,000 Juvenile Stakes. The final is set for Saturday, June 18.
The sixth round of the year-long $60,000 Kennel Championship will be Saturday, June 25.
By Steve Sigafoose