February 17, 2009, in Arizona, thoroughbred racehorse Sunday Rest
made his racing debut at Turf Paradise Race Course in Phoenix,
Arizona, in October 2011. Although he never made it to
the Winners Circle there, Sunday Rest ran four races, placing
third his second time out.
Relocated to Canada, Sunday Rest was in training for the 2012
Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Race, when trainer Bill Lawrence
discovered him in a talent search involving more than 400 horses.
On July 15, 2012, Lawrence purchased Sunday Rest,
who appeared only six weeks later in his first movie role, playing
the famous Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in the film 50
natural actor, Sunday Rest quickly adapted to the film business,
demonstrating brilliant comedic timing, often stealing scenes
from his human-actor co-stars. Sunday Rests athleticism
and broad emotional range continues to impress filmmakers throughout
not auditioning, Sunday Rest resides with Lawrence in Washington