by Steve Sigafoose 6/22/14
June was the Boeckenstedt Kennel month at Bluffs Run.
The Boeckenstedt greyhounds racked up 44 victories in the month, a dozen more wins than any of the other kennels. The kennel also produced 46 seconds, 18 more than any rival.
Boeckenstedt’s earnings in June of $155,298.13 was $61,685.91 more than any rival.
All of that punch allowed the kennel to sit at the top of the kennel standings at the halfway point of the 2014 season with 202 victories and $549,416.50 in earnings.
Naturally, the top greyhound at Bluffs Run in June ran for Boeckenstedt. L’s Jada is a 69-pounder, born May 21, 2012 out of Bluffs Run Hall of Famer Kc And All-Dora. She went 6-4-0-0 in June, the only greyhound to win four times in the month.
Boeckenstedt had two other greyhounds in June’s elite group. Boc’s Snow Bird was 5-3-0-0 and Boc’s Minion was 5-3-0-0.
The Filipelli/Miner Kennel was second with 32 wins in 205 starts.
Three kennels had 30 wins, Black, Plum Creek and Bean & Stout.
Frosty Jack, 4-3-1-0, led the Black Kennel.
Livin In Style, 4-3-0-0, led the Plum Creek Kennel.
The $60,000 Juvenile Stakes champion, Hilco Kc Kidd, 6-3-1-0, and Juvenile Stakes finalist, Hilco Kalvin, 6-3-2-0, led the Bean & Stout Kennel.
Tb’s Lizard Lick (Keeper-Red Rock) was 4-3-0-0 in June.
July brings the $60,000 Bluffs Run Open to the track. A field of 96 greyhounds will begin the four rounds of qualifying on Wednesday, July 16. The championship race is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2.