Cumberland extends race meet

Cumberland, ME — The Maine Harness Racing Commission has approved additional race dates for the extended pari-mutuel meeting at First Tracks Cumberland to include Wednesday (Aug. 4) and Thursday (Aug. 5). Post time for these two additional cards will be 11 a.m.

In addition, Cumberland will not be racing on Sunday (July 25) as originally scheduled. Hollywood at Bangor has picked up that race date.

Tuesday’s (June 29) full card of nine pari-mutuel harness races features a $5,200 conditioned pace with fan favorite Southwind Terror going for his fifth consecutive victory in race eight. Nick Graffam will drive the 11-year-old son of Camluck who has 47 lifetime victories and $357,371 in earnings. Southwind Terror scores from post five, is trained by Chris Hitchcock and owned by Michael Pease.

Sportnest, coming off two wins himself, looks to upset the opposition’s win streak in the aforementioned feature. Leaving from post three, the 5-year-old son of Sportswriter won at Vernon on June 19 in 1:53.2 and came back to Cumberland for his second win three days later. Trained by Michael Girouard and owned by Irving Bluestein, he has Walter Case Jr. in the bike.

Live harness racing from Cumberland is presented each Tuesday and Saturday through July 31, post time is 2:30 p.m. For more information go to our website at or follow us on Facebook at @FirstTracksCumberland.

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