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Paycheck, Worthington's racing turkey, soars near the crowd during Saturday's second heat of the Great Gobbler Gallop in Cuero, Texas. Temperatures were in the low 50s Saturday morning -- cool for Cuero, but balmy compared to Worthington.

Paycheck v. Ruby: Ruby Rallies

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CUERO, Texas -- After the second of two ultra-close races in the 2009 Great Gobbler Gallop, it all came down to a five-second penalty for touching.

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Unfortunately for Worthington's Paycheck and his handlers, the penalty gave Cuero's Ruby Begonia the victory Saturday morning and the spoils that go with it -- the Traveling Trophy of Tumultuous Triumph.

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Ryan McGaughey
I first joined the Daily Globe in April 2001 as sports editor. I later became the news editor in November 2002, and the managing editor in August 2006. I'm originally from New York State, and am married with two children.
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