Veteran sulky driver injured at Cumberland Fairgrounds

 

CUMBERLAND — A long-time sulky driver from Sebago was in serious condition Tuesday after he fell out of his seat and landed on the racetrack at the Cumberland Fairgrounds on Monday.

Leigh Fitch, 65, appeared to suffer some type of medical issue before falling out of his sulky driver seat according to Mike Timmons, president of the Cumberland County Fair. Fitch was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Timmons said Fitch, who was competing in the fourth race of the night, was rounding the track with several other harness racers when he keeled over and fell on the track. The accident took place just seconds before horses were going to be released from the starting gate.

A veteran at the horse track, having raced since he was 15 years of age, Fitch has won 7,589 races during his career, according to meharness.com

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