Racetrack is a gambling, joke-cracking, Manhattan newsie, close friends to Kid Blink and Mush. He‘s the boyfriend of Spot Conlon, the leader of Brooklyn, which started from some sort of weird deal about Race selling in Brooklyn.

Early lifeEdit

Racetrack is one of the older newsies in Manhattan, but no one really knows much of his past. He is considered second-in-command behind Jack.

Strike daysEdit

Like many, Racetrack supported the strike completely once Brooklyn declared themselves for it. He organized the rally at Irving Hall.

Newsie nameEdit

Racetrack's real name is Anthony 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 was the leader of the Brooklyn strikers.

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.


Racetrack is the boyfriend of Spot, which started from Racetrack selling in Brooklyn.

Who's he Shipped with? Edit

Spot Colon (Sprace, very popular)