Sweepstakes

[clipper] The Sweepstakes was an 1853 clipper ship in the California trade. She was known for a record passage from New York to Bombay, and for a race around the Horn with three other clippers. ==Record set, New York to Bombay== `1857, May 9 — July 22, 1857. Sailed from New York to Bombay in 74 days. This one of the fastest passages on re...
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Sweepstakes

Sweep'stakes` noun 1. A winning of all the stakes or prizes; a sweepstake. 2. sing. or plural The whole money or other things staked at a horse race, a given sum being put up for each horse, all of which goes to the winner, or is divided among several, as may be ...
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sweepstakes

noun a lottery in which the prize consists of the money paid by the participants
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Sweepstakes

• (sing. / pl.) The whole money or other things staked at a horse race, a given sum being put up for each horse, all of which goes to the winner, or is divided among several, as may be previously agreed. • (sing. / pl.) A race for all the sums staked or prizes offered. • (n.) A winning of all the stakes or prizes; a sweepstake.Sweeps...
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sweepstakes

sweepstakes, contest or race, usually a horse race, on which a lottery is run. Prizes are awarded to the holders of winning tickets. In the case of a horse race, the draw is made from the names of all the horses entered in the race and vast numbers of blanks. Thus most ticket holders draw blanks, wh...
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Sweepstakes

Type of betting whereby each horse in a race is drawn out of a hat by a particular person (who pays a set amount of money for the privilege of buying a horse). The people which chose the winner and placegetters will receive a percentage of the total money pool.
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Sweepstakes

Bowling tournament
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Sweepstakes

==Marketing== Sweepstakes with large grand prizes tend to attract more entries regardless of the odds of winning. Therefore, the value of smaller prizes usually total much less than that of the top prize. Firms that rely on sweepstakes for attracting customers, such as Publishers Clearing House and Reader`s Digest, have also found that the more i....
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Sweepstakes

A non-regular competition offered in conjunction with regular classes at specialty shows for puppies or veterans. Class divisions, requirements, and conditions are established by the club. No championship points are awarded.
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sweepstakes

sweepstakes contests are conducted by national rabbit clubs such as the HLRSC and some local clubs as well. For the HLRSC, sweepstakes points are earned as follows: 6 points per rabbit shown for first place, 4 points per rabbit for second place, 3 points per rabbit for third place, 2 points per rabbit for fourth place, and 1 point for rabbit for ...
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