Oct 1, 2010

Relive Glory days of the GRAW

(The Record) The Roaring ‘20s return Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the third annual Graw Days Festival.
Everyone is invited to attend the free event and take part in reliving the early days of Havre de Grace’s famous Graw, where horse racing history was frequently made. Exciting races by famous horses such as Man o’ War, the horse of the century, as well as War Admiral, Seabiscuit and Citation brought both fame and notoriety to the race track, which operated from 1912 to 1952.
Brigitte Peters, tourism manager of Havre de Grace, said the city’s third go-round with the festival promises to be the biggest yet. Continued

Image: "Arnold Rothstein at the track" (La Cosa Nostra Database). "Arnold "The big bankroll" Rothstein was one of New Yorks biggest racketeers during the 1910's - 1920's and was also a mentor to future ganglords such as Meyer Lansky and Dutch Schultz. Rothstein became famous after he reputidly fixed the 1919 Baseball World Series. ... He also invested in a horse racing track at Havre de Grace, Maryland, where it was widely reputed that he "fixed" many of the races that he won."