The King Turkey Day Board of Directors has announced its race team for the 2023 Great Gobbler Gallop.
This year's captain of the race team is Jason Johnson. Susanne Murphy, past president of King Turkey Day, will serve as coach. Handlers this year are Dawn Teerink and Darcy Poppema.
Johnson, Murphy, Teerink and Poppema will look to guide Worthington's racing turkey, Paycheck, back into the winner's circle this year against Ruby Begonia of Cuero, Texas. The two cities celebrated 50 years of turkey racing in 2022.
Worthington's leg in the Great Gobbler Gallop will be run on Saturday. Sept. 16. The birds will then face off again in Cuero on Saturday, Oct. 14.