This is a discussion on horse / backer ethics within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; greetings poker peeps :)
i simply have to unburden myself about something that always rakes me ....
big spenders who always, never fail,
swoop in and
The early bird catches the worm.
You snooze, you lose.
First come, first served.
The above sayings seem appropriate here.
You could post a staking request as a backer looking for horses, thus ensuring you get to participate in an affordable stake. Or if you know you want to stake a specific CC member, you could PM them asking for them to always reserve you x% of their stake so it doesn't get "swooped up."