Six-year-old Irridescence, who was beaten by a head in the $750,000 Beverly D. (gr. IT) at Arlington Park Aug. 11, has been acquired in full by Richard Masson's Green Lantern Stable.
The Southern California resident and Central Kentucky farm owner has raced the three-time group I winner in partnership with Team Valor since she won the South African Classic in 2005.
Rusty Arnold, who trains Green Lantern’s Midwest and East Coast horses, will take over from South African Mike de Kock, who owned an interest in the daughter of Caesour before Team Valor bought the filly in South Africa.
“We hope to run her a couple of times before she joins our broodmare band,” said Masson. “She is the best horse we’ve ever had anything to do with, and we look forward to having her at our farm.”
A winner of eight of 19 starts and an earner of more than $1.5 million, Irridescence has won or placed in group I races in South Africa, Hong Kong, England and North America. Her biggest victory came in April, 2006, when she defeated Eclipse Award and Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Ouija Board in the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I) in Hong Kong.