Diatribe was foaled in 1996 and was by Brief Truce out of the mare Gabbing Gloria (by Desert Wine). From 33 starts he had 5 wins, 5 seconds and 3 thirds and won $2.326,030 in prize money. His main win was in the 2000 Caulfield Cup.
GURNER'S LANE (NZ) Ch g 1978, Sir Tristram (Ire) - Taiona gets a rails run to just beat the mighty KINGSTON TOWN (Aus) Blk g 1976, Bletchingly - Ada Hunter (Ger), in the 1982 VRC Melbourne Cup, to to the sadness of millions who adored the champion black gelding. It was the one race that eluded him. The winner had also won the VATC Caulfield Cup that year, one of only 11 horses to date to have done so.
MING DYNASTY (Aus) Gr g 1973, Planet Kingdom - Chow Mein. Part-owned and trained by the legendary, Bart Cummings, he was one of my favourites. He won 17 races from 76 starts including the 1977 and 1980 Caulfield Cups, 1978 and 1980 VRC Australian Cups, 1978 AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes and 1978 Metropolitan Handicap. An intelligent and honest horse, he became Clerk of the Course pony to Head Clerk at Randwick, Mick Stanley and fulfilled that roll for 20 years, passing away in May 2002.