08/22/2003 12:00AM

Sunday Break retired to stud


Sunday Break, the Japanese-bred winner of the Peter Pan Stakes last year, has been retired to stud at Graham Beck's Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky.

In a deal brokered by California agent Bruno de Berdt, owner Koji Maeda has privately sold Sunday Break, a 4-year-old Forty Niner colt, to Gainesway and Dennis Narlinger, who will stand him at the farm in 2004. Gainesway has not yet announced a stud fee.

In four starts this year, Sunday Break hit the board once, finishing third in his turf debut in the Grade 2 Arcadia Handicap. He last raced on July 4, finishing fourth in the American Handicap at Hollywood Park, also a Grade 2 event, won by Candy Ride.

Sunday Break retires with a lifetime race record of 13-4-1-4 and earnings of $451,220.