Never Bet On A Greyhound Named Droopy Mondo

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Norah McEllistrim has 32 dogs—and that doesn’t include the 82 that she cares for at her kennels. A dog trainer for more than 34 years, Norah has dedicated her life to the greyhounds that race at Wimbledon Stadium in Southwest London, about half a mile from the famed Wimbledon tennis courts.

Dog racing is a popular tradition in this part of London, but has recently begun to experience a noticeable decline in revenue and interest. But despite all of this, it took me just one trip to Norah’s kennels to fall in love with the dogs, the woman who raises them, and the dying tradition they represent.

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