Winner of race two at Ladbrokes The Gardens on Friday night was ‘Magic Marina’, trained at Glendale by Raymond Walters. Ray is a retired racehorse trainer who now trains greyhounds as a hobby.

‘Magic Marina'(El Grand Senor – Queen Marina) was the rank outsider in a small field of 4, but saluted from Box 1 at the juicy odds of $19.

Good mail has it that Ray also bakes the best Christmas cakes in the Hunter.

Winner of race 2 at Ladbrokes The Gardens on Friday night was the Raymond Walters (Glendale) trained ‘Magic Marina’