Feature Story in the Herald Sun
THE suburban quarter-acre block is the secret to the success of 82-year-old breeder-trainer Max Wintle.
Free-range running is considered crucial to a pup’s upbringing, but Wintle raises his pups on a household block in Reservoir.
While virtually all greyhound breeders are based on acreage in regional areas, Wintle uses a straight track, or slipping track, at The Meadows to gallop his pups.
“The track is just 10 minutes from home and I bring my pups here to gallop as often as I can,” Wintle said.
“I would never go more than two days in a row without running them there because galloping is an important part of their development.
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