(Ice Dancing captures Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday / Benoit Photo & Courtesy of Santa Anita)


FLAVIEN PRAT, ICE DANCING, WINNER: “She jumped well out of there, and it felt like the pace was really strong, so I kind of kept myself off of the pace a little bit and it felt like she was travelling well. She responded well when I asked her to make her move. “It is always great when I win for Mr. Mandella and the Bass’. They were the first ones that gave me a chance when I first came here and I’m really grateful.”


RICHARD MANDELLA, ICE DANCING, WINNER: “She’s a big strong filly, so the Las Virgenes,(Grade III, one mile on Jan. 28) is a big possibility. More than likely…We’ll have a look.”

NOTES: The winning owners/breeders are Perry R. Bass II and Ramona Bass.