Cumberland, ME — Up-and-coming reinsman Winter Asher-Stalbaum won the swiftest race of the day with Zack Vickerson’s Beach Fire K in 1:55.1 on Tuesday (Sept. 26) at Cumberland Fair.
The 6-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere, driven by the 19-year-old Asher-Stalbaum, made every call a winning one. While setting fractions of :27, 56.2 and 1:24.4, the pair gained eight lengths on the rest of the field through the third panel. Down the stretch Make Some Waves (Walter Case Jr.) had shortened that margin down to a length before the wire arrived and the pacesetter prevailed. Make Some Waves finished second; Lexus Witha View A (Chris Long) was third.
Trained and co-owned by Zach Vickerson with Haley Farken, Beach Fire K paid $10.80 to win the $5,200 conditioned pace.
Airspinder won the $6,000 feature in 1:57.4 for driver Dan Deslandes and owner-trainer David Sawyer. He paid $4.80 to win.
Driver Chris Long won three races on the afternoon card, which was the third day of racing at the Fair. Walter Case Jr. and Aaron Hall won a pair each.
Harness racing at Cumberland Fair continues at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 27) with full cards scheduled through Sunday (Oct. 1). A special post time of 11 a.m. is slated for that final date. There is no racing on Thursday (Sept. 28).
Looking ahead, the Maine Sire Stakes returns with 3-year-old trotters on Wednesday (Sept. 27) and then roll into the 3-year-old pacers on Friday (Sept. 29). The highlight of the week will be all four $40,000-plus divisional Maine Sire Stakes freshman finals on Saturday (Sept. 30). There will be a live draw for the freshman finals on Wednesday (Sept. 27) at 12:30 p.m.
First Tracks Cumberland’s winter festival reconvenes on Sunday (Nov. 5), abiding by a weekend racing schedule through Christmas Eve (Dec. 24). Winter post times will be 11 a.m.
More information can be found on our website at firsttrackscumberland.com and on our Facebook page at First Tracks Cumberland.