Horse Racing Suffers with Ontario’s Extended stay-at-home order

“It just feels like it’s always the same people that get run over in this province,” he says. “It’s always agriculture, it’s always the people with a small or no voice at all. This is a very fragile industry that’s a pillar of agriculture. It’s hard to watch when your own government doesn’t appear to take the industry seriously. They kneecapped us a decade ago.”

Ohio, he says, is a whole different world than Ontario right now. Maybe it’s what Ontario would be like if we hadn’t bungled our way through the past few months.

“I went out for a steak last night with a couple of clients and the people that work here,” he says. “Two of our employees went to the Cleveland Indians game the other night, another person went to the movies. You still have to wear a mask, you still have to social distance, but the thing I found most interesting — as Ontario seems to be tripping over itself getting people vaccinated — I was literally in the States 24 hours and I had a needle in my arm…