foxylena wrote:Our fees are also high because the associations are starting to nickel and dime us. We have to pay:
$4.00 Timer Fee
$3.00 Sanctioning Fee
$10.00 Arena Fee ( Average figure - some are less, some more)
+ Entries ( Let's say $20)
=$37.00 and guess what---ONLY $20 goes in the pot. That's only half.
Some places are even charging a "Prize Fee" that goes towards purchasing prizes for a series.
Then add on your fuel and lunch. Works out to $80.00 for me to run one horse and the arena is only 20 minutes away.
Yes, I know that if I don't like it, don't go. But we are really lacking winter races so it puts us in a bind. Costs to run an indoor are high, but there are ways to cut costs.
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the races that are put on. I just don't appreciate the associations and all their little fees.
RockStar wrote:wow foxylena, that's ridiculous!!
Personally, I think the turn burn earn fees are too high here $40 for a $400 barrel race, and not all that money seems to go into the pot either. hmmm. - you can go to a $1500 rodeo for $45??!!
At least at most ABRAs it's a good ol $20, and maybe $2 or $3 for an arena fee. maybe $30 is a little much for a regular jackpot, but if it's all going into the pot (not sure if that's the case), that sits better with me.
foxylena - did you guys ever think of trying to revamp your association rules?? are the other girls over there upset too??
Dawn wrote:If there is a higher entry fee at a jackpot and most of it going to the arena or producer - everything better be top notch. The timer better work, the ground should be good and I better not be expected to rake.
from RockstarAt least at most ABRAs it's a good ol $20, and maybe $2 or $3 for an arena fee. maybe $30 is a little much for a regular jackpot, but if it's all going into the pot (not sure if that's the case), that sits better with me
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