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Arnold Rothstein's Saratoga
Arnold Rothstein ran one of Saratoga Spring's most opulent
casinos, The Brook; operated his own racing stable, Redstone
Stables; won and lost hundred of thousands at the track, bribed
various and sundry local officials; plotted the fixing of a World
Series--and married showgirl Carolyn Green there in August 1909.  
The Brook, Saratoga Springs
Ad for the Brook
The Brook--
A.R.'s Saratoga Gambling House
Advertisement for The Brook
in its Later Years--
Featuring "Cuisine
Francais" and a "Sunday
Dinner Special"
Brook Club Gambling Chip
Brook Club Gambling Chip
Brook Club Gambling Chip
Brook Club Gambling Chip
   
Grandstand Saratoga Race Track
Grandstand
Saratoga Race Track
Saratoga Race Track Crowd,
circa 1907
Main Entrance to Saratoga Race Track
Main Entrance to
Saratoga Race Track
Broadway at Saratoga
Springs
Turn of the Century
185 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, New York
185 Washington Street,
site of Rothstein's wedding,
as it appeared in
July 2003
185 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, New York--
where Arnold Rothstein and Carolyn Green married on Thursday,
August 12, 1909 with Herbert Bayard Swope and Margaret "Pearl"
Honeyman as witnesses, justice of the peace Fred Bradley
officiating.

Carolyn Rothstein wrote: "I was wearing a large black hat of Milan
straw, a black-and-white silk dress, black patent leather shoes,
and black stockings. There were no flesh-colored stockings in
those days, and well I remember my sense of shock when I saw
flesh-colored stockings being worn for the first time. They
seemed indecent.
"I always wore black and white in those days. We all wore corsets,
of course, and I have a memory that my sleeves were rather large,
and my skirts rather long."
Arnold Rothstein's Saratoga Chronology

1904 - Makes first trip to Saratoga aboard the Cavanagh Special;
strands Abe Attell.
1909 - Marries Carolyn Green at Saratoga Springs; pawns her
jewelry (August 12).
1917 - Begins bankrolling Saratoga gambling house owner Harry
Tobin.
1919 - Opens The Brook in Saratoga Springs.
1920 - Subway Sam Rosoff loses $100,000 in one night at The
Brook (August).
1920 - Rothstein wins between $850,000 and $900,000 on Sailing
B
(August 27).
1921 - Engages Bill Fallon to defend Jules Hormel on charge of
bribing Saratoga officials.
1921 - Rothstein's Sporting Blood wins the Travers; wins purse of
$10,275, plus $450,000 in winning bets (August).
1922 - Sells The Brook to Nat Evans (alternate date: 1925).
1926 - Saratoga Taxpayers' Association petitions Governor Alfred
E. Smith to probe local corruption.
1926 - Gambler George Formel charges A.R. paid Saratoga
County District Attorney Charles B. Andrus $60,000 in "protection."
1934 - Evans insures The Brook and its contents for $117,000
(November 1).
1934 - The Brook burns down (December 31).
Metroland Article on Arnold Rothstein and Saratoga
Springs