I found Miss Pink Ponch (to be renamed Bohemian Princess) by accident, and was not even looking for another horse at the time.
Someone mentioned their neighbor had a yearling they wanted to get rid of, and I ended up making an appointment to go see it. It turned out to be a filly, and not free as had been indicated. However, I really liked the looks of her, as well as the fact that she had lived out her entire life and been allowed to be a horse. In addition, she had a nice personality and appeared to like people. I arranged to make payments on her.
After getting home and looking up her breeding, I was ecstatic. Her sire, Thunderprince is by Indian Charlie, and her dam, Betty's Broom is by Lord At War. The filly is bred to run.
Making her one of a kind, in a way, is the fact that her sire was gelded after her birth. His sire, Indian Charlie recently died at age 16, from cancer. Her dam (21) had only one other TB foal, a colt who was also gelded and sold as a riding horse. And her grandsire, Lord At War, also died prematurely - at age 18.) In short, the filly is the only offspring of her sire to carry on his name, and the only offspring of her dam to race, and her family in general is limited by the death of two of her grandsires.