October 1, 2021 – by Chris Tully, for First Tracks Cumberland

CUMBERLAND, ME – 17-year-old Winter Asher-Stalbaum has been tearing it up around the Maine Fair circuit this season, and added the eleventh notch to his ever-growing win column on Thursday (Sept. 30), taking the $4,500 feature pace at Cumberland Fair with Lord Willoughby A in 1:56.2.

The son of the popular Larry “The Bomber” Stalbaum, Winter, also known as the ‘Baby Bomber’ is making quite a name for himself as well.  Boldly sitting on the outside second from the start, Winter grabbed command past the half, and was game in holding off the late charge of Gold Star Spider (Heath Campbell) to ensure the victory.  The 8-year-old son of Mach Three is trained by Winter’s older sister Riley, and is owned by Shark Racing Stable.

Sent off as the wagering favorite, Lord Willoughby A paid $3.00 to win.

Drivers Aaron Hall and Dan Deslandes both had driving doubles on the Thursday card.

Looking ahead, post time is 1:30 pm for Friday with eight races on the program, including two non-wagering events at 12:30 pm hosting two Maine Standardbred Breeders Stakes for 2-year-old trotters.  The action continues for the final two days of harness racing at the First Tracks Cumberland Fair through Sunday (Oct. 3).

Racing resumes at First Tracks Cumberland for our winter meeting, beginning November 3rd and racing through December 31, 2021.  Post time 11:00 a.m.

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