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.
Like many, Racetrack supported the strike completely once Brooklyn declared themselves for it. He organized the rally at Irving Hall.
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, age 24 at filming.
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 and Spot are very close friends because Racetrack sells in Brooklyn