-- from France-sire.comhttp://www.france-sire.com/actu_etablis ... vrisme.phpSunday Break
(JPN)(Forty Niner) died of a ruptured aneurysm at Haras de la Barbottière, France, on March 12th 2017.
at Haras de la Barbottiere, Feb 18th 2017.
I really liked him and always followed him in New York.
His Peter Pan Stakes
win at Belmont Park was just beautiful.
And his 3rd place finish in the Belmont Stakes
was monumental for a Japanese-bred horse.
But I firmly believe that his career best effort was his 3rd place finish in the G1 Wood Memorial
Cheering for him from the apron, I really thought he could win it as he came down the stretch in a three-way battle.Buddha
and Medaglia d'Oro
were too good at the finish line, but I was very very proud of him.
I hoped he would stay in the US as a stallion, but he was transferred to France after a few years where he saw many success.Sunday Break
(JPN) was a 1/2 brother to Japanese champions Phalaenopsis
(JPN)(Brian's Time) and Kizuna
May he rest in peace.
-- replay of 2002 Wood Memorialhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sA-aqm1ZcM