HARNESS RACING CAPE BRETON 

Harness Racing Cape Breton

      For many years those who have enjoyed harness racing had watched it play out at Tartan Downs before things shifted to Northside Downs at the Cape Breton County Exhibition in recent years.   Harness Racing Cape Breton Inc. has now leased that North Sydney track and an associated building.


      The wagering,  attendance and the competitiveness of the racing over the past few years at Northside Downs has been second to none.  "It is already an important part of the tourism mix here in Cape Breton but can be even stronger and that is one of the things we'd like to work towards."


      Simulcast racing at the Martin Arms hotel also falls under the guidance of the new organization and profits have already greatly exceeded last year's numbers.  The profits that we make, as a non-profit organization, goes towards supporting and promoting the live racing.  That is the financial aspects of how Harness Racing Cape Breton Inc. is structured to operate.



We, the horsemen and staff of Northside Downs would like to express our extreme gratitude to all our supporters

at both our live and simulcast locations.  We look forward to a long and enjoyable relationship in the

future and we would like to thank you in advance for your continued support.



For any questions, concerns or thoughts please feel free to contact us by phone or email listed on our contact page.