September 9, 2021 – by Chris Tully for First Tracks Cumberland

CUMBERLAND, ME – First Tracks Cumberland is pleased to announce a series of Late Closing events for the upcoming eight day Cumberland (Maine) Fair on Sunday, September 26 and Sunday, October 3, 2021.

“We are excited to bring increased opportunities to the Maine horsepeople for the Cumberland Fair.  Most of the local trainers and owners supported us during our inaugural Spring/Summer meet, and we look forward to taking their entries again for the Fair,” noted Race Secretary Marc Reynolds.

“First Tracks Cumberland is proud to be managing the Fair meet on behalf of the Cumberland Farmers Club, and we hope to deliver some great racing for the loyal fans of Southern Maine harness.”

Three events have been written, with two individual Pacing events for non-winners of $300 per start and $500 per start, with final purses guaranteed at $8,000 and $10,000 respectively.  There are no entry fees and horses may drop in during the regular draw.

On the Trot, the final purse is $12,000 for 4-year-olds and older that are non-winners of $800 per start.  In all three events, horses must have made at least six starts in the State of Maine at time of entry, and mares are given a 20% allowance on per start earnings.

Live harness racing from the 149th annual Cumberland Fair is presented LIVE each day starting Sunday, September 26, and continuing daily through Sunday, October 3.  First race post time is 1:30 pm on each of the eight consecutive race dates.  For more information go to our website:, and follow us on Facebook at @FirstTracksCumberland.

The Cumberland Agricultural County Fair also begins Sunday, September 26 and runs through Saturday, October 2.  For more information about the fair and an event schedule, go to: