Antonio "Racetrack" Higgins is a gambling, joke-cracking, Manhattan newsie, close friends to Kid Blink and Mush.

Early lifeEdit

Racetrack is one of the older newsies in Manhattan, but no one really knows much of his past.

Strike daysEdit

Like many, Racetrack supported the strike completely. They organized the rally at Irving Hall.

Newsie nameEdit

Racetrack's real name is Antonio Higgins, but he earned his newsie name from his love of gambling and how he always went down to Sheepshead Bay to bet on the races.


Racetrack Higgins is played by the actor Max Casella.

Is he based off one of the Real Newsies? Edit

Yes, indeed he is! Racetrack is one of the real Newsies who led the 1899 strike. He started the strike then let Kid Blink take it from there.

Relationships Edit

Kid Blink

Racetrack and Kid Blink are best friends, they also sleep in the same bunk bed.


Racetrack and Mush are close friends.


Skittery and Racetrack hate each other.

Spot Conlon

They are boyfriends.

Who's he Shipped with? Edit

He is the boyfriend of Spot Conlon (Sprace, very popular)