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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    Bon, check EE, 30s-40s in the Opens for the next two weekends in TX and OK. Entries could be larger closer to the NRC Championship stake in Texas but there is a dynamic in play I haven't figured out but I like the trend!

    And BTW condolences on your Horns upcoming loss to the Sooners....

    I am hoping for low entries myself. After a 56 dog Qual, they're all "Small".

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lash View Post
    I was telling someone today that I noticed the weekend of Oct. 5 that there were a lot of Field Trials. There were 10. Scattered around the country, some in the east, west, south central and north central. I took the time to add things up, I was surprised...

    Below are the totals adding up the dogs entered in all ten trials, on a busy weekend


    Open dogs---------519
    Am. dogs-----------397
    Qual. dogs----------195
    Derby dogs----------206

    Total dogs entered last weekend---1317

    Total for EE entries @ $4.50 per dog------------$5926.50

    Total to AKC---------$ similar, didn't figure it out.

    Total spent by contestants to get there and back and enter one dog
    using a conservative $250 per dog----$329,250.00

    One weekend...Not real scientific but close.
    Just to get the facts straight, the $4.50 doesn't go to EE in total. In fact most of that amount goes to the various credit card companies who take 3%-4.5% of the entry fee (depending upon the particular cc) off the top before the money ever gets to EE. That means on an $80 entry fee, the banks take $2.40 - 3.60 before the payment ever reaches EE. Just understand that EE has never made a profit in any year of its existence with previous ownership or under the current Retriever News ownership is just attempting to break even IMO. At best it is currently a breakeven proposition.
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    so a $105 entry + $4.50 = $109.50
    4.5% of $109.50 = $4.93
    So entry express will lose 43 cents for every entry it takes for the Spaniel trial?? If they they use the expensive credit card rate?? hmmm clubs raising test/trial fees costs Entry Express money......
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    with $5-6 dollar a gallon gas in California it has to have some effect on the west coast..Glad I dont have the Suburban anymore at fill up time
    Don towed our RV trailer to the two trials in Lost Hills. That's a Ford F350 diesel with diesel at $5.79. I am not even going to look at the gas receipts when he comes back home and I am going to have him write the check to VISA as I know my hand will be shaking too much to hold the pen.

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    Financially speaking, smaller field trial entries hurt clubs. But don't think the competition is less when fewer dogs are running. The really good ones seem to still be in the running order.

    Helen

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    Quote Originally Posted by helencalif View Post
    That's a Ford F350 diesel with diesel at $5.79. I am not even going to look at the gas receipts when he comes back home and I am going to have him write the check to VISA as I know my hand will be shaking too much to hold the pen.

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    $5.79?? Seriously?? OMG......... I thought I was feeling the pinch here with diesel at $4.12.......wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    Bon, check EE, 30s-40s in the Opens for the next two weekends in TX and OK. Entries could be larger closer to the NRC Championship stake in Texas but there is a dynamic in play I haven't figured out but I like the trend!

    And BTW condolences on your Horns upcoming loss to the Sooners....
    Bumpin' this up for the good Doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    Bon, check EE, 30s-40s in the Opens for the next two weekends in TX and OK. Entries could be larger closer to the NRC Championship stake in Texas but there is a dynamic in play I haven't figured out but I like the trend!

    And BTW condolences on your Horns upcoming loss to the Sooners....
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