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Emily Gaskin's 2016 Fantasy Stable

Published: May 5, 2016 8:50 am ET

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Who would harness racing's sharpest minds select in the 2016 Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable? Trot Insider will feature 'expert picks' in advance of the May 20 deadline.

Racing publicist and commentator for Hoosier Park, Emily Gaskin has offered her picks for the 2016 Fantasy Stable. Gaskin took local product Wiggle It Jiggleit in the star-studded Group B.

"A heavy-hitting group of horses in this category, I settled on Wiggle It Jiggleit for his seasonal earning potential," Gaskin told Trot Insider. "Last year, Wiggle It Jiggleit won 22 of 26 starts for earnings of over $2.2 million. His list of accolades not only included victories in the Meadowlands Pace, Indiana Sires Stakes and the Progress Pace but he also put together one of the most memorable wins in the Little Brown Jug I have ever had the privilege to witness.

"The four-year-old Indiana-sired gelding has already won four of five starts thus far this season and I suspect given his three-year-old schedule, he will be at all the big dances in 2016."

Gaskin's selections in each group are as follows:

Group A:
Southwind Frank

Group B:
Wiggle It Jiggleit

Group C:
JL Cruze

Group D:
Homicide Hunter

Group E:
Shake It Cerry

Group F:
Muscle Baby Doll

Group G:
Always B Miki

Group H:
Kathy Parker

Group I: Two-Year-Old Colt Pacers:
Hurricane Beach
Rum Punch

Group J: Two-Year-Old Filly Pacers:
Beach Showoff
Awash

Group K: Two-Year-Old Colt Trotters:
Federal Hill
Sheer Assault

Group L: Two-Year-Old Filly Trotters:
Eddiction (sold as Julieann B)
Thats All Moni

Group M: Trainers 1:
Tony Alagna

Group N: Trainers 2:
Richard Moreau

Group O: Drivers 1:
Tim Tetrick

Group P: Drivers 2:
Jody Jamieson

Entries for the 2016 Fantasy Stable Contest can be made up until 5:00 pm (EST) on Friday, May 20. Stables cannot be altered once submitted. Click here to enter!

The contest is based on total earnings of selected horses and five percent of the earnings of selected trainers and drivers between May 20 and December 31, 2016..

For the purposes of the fantasy bankroll, the winners (horses only) of the 2016 Breeders Crown Finals will each receive a $200,000 contest bankroll bonus. Also, in the two-year-old categories, contestants are once again asked to select TWO horses.

At the end of the year, the winner of the contest will receive entry into and travel to the 2017 World Harness Handicapping Championship, a prize valued at (approx) $1,300.


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