Proven Thoroughbred Nursery for more than 55 years....

Proven Thoroughbred Nursery for more than 55 years....


The Training arm of the White Robe Lodge business trains both at home and at the Wingatui track in Mosgiel. It currently employs 10 staff with Brian and Shane overseeing the whole operation.

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Currently standing : Ghibellines and Gallant Guru and Raise The Flag

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Latest News

Shankar Muniandy has returned to Malaysia

Shankar Muniandy, who had major success as a jockey when employed by White Robe Lodge, has returned to his birthplace of Malaysia to continue riding. “My opportunities here have dropped away and I made the decision six months ago that this would be last season in New Zealand,’’ said Muniandy. He has been freelancing from a Wingatui base more recently.

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Ghibellines makes auspicious start as sire

White Robe Lodge sire Ghibellines realised the ambition of studmasters Wayne and Karen Stewart when he left a winner from his first crop of foals. El Gladiador, a son of Ghibellines, won the 820m dash for 2yr-olds at Wingatui on December 14 at his first start. “It is a huge result for the stud to get a 2yr-old winner before Christmas in this part of the world,’’ said Wayne. “The whole accent is on horses that can get up and go early and be well matured 3yr-olds in contention for the classics.”

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Who Shot Thebarman

Who Shot Thebarman, the highly performed stayer bred at White Robe Lodge, has been retired from racing. The 10yr-old gelded son of Yamanin Vital and Ears Carol, bred by Brian and Lorraine Anderton, won the group one Auckland Cup and gr one Sydney Cup and $A4,587,446 in stakes for his owners Dan O’Leary, of Whanganui, his brothers Shaun, Humphrey and Michael, of Marton and their wives.

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Nine stakes wins for progeny of Raise The Flag

White Robe Lodge sire Raise The Flag has sired the winners of nine stakes races with the success of Yogi in the $A150,000 Sandown Cup (3200m) on Saturday. The Darren Weir-trained Yogi was having his first start in blinkers. Yogi has also won the listed Port Adelaide Cup. Raise The Flag is also the sire of stakes winners Broadside (group three Newcastle Cup and listed ATC Cup), Parthesia (Tasmanian Oaks and listed Bagot Handicap), Civil Disobedience (Tasmanian Derby), Etah James (gr three Lord Reims Stakes) and Raise You Ten (Gore Guineas).

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Long association for human and thoroughbred families

Mrs Gee Eye, winner of two of her seven starts, is extending a 85 year association with her thoroughbred family for the Whites, of Omakau. The White family have a long association with White Robe Lodge. Mrs Gee Eye, a 5yr-old daughter of WRL sire Gallant Guru and Satin Finish, is co-trained by Nikki White (Omakau) with Lee Callaway (Rangiora). Nikki White and her husband, Michael bred Mrs Gee Eye, who is the last of 11 foals out of Satin Finish and foaled when her dam was 21 years old. Michael and Nikki race Mrs Gee Eye with Michael’s mother, Gwenyth (Mrs G I White) and Michael’s brother, Nicholas.

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Welcome to White Robe Lodge


Established in 1956, the proven thoroughbred nursery White Robe Lodge has 300 acres situated at the northern end of the Taieri Plains and enjoys a unique climate, sheltered by the surrounding hills to the North and East.

After over 50 years in the thoroughbred business, we are proud to still be producing top class racehorses.


BJ   has had a book printed about his life and the establishment of White Robe Lodge and the business.  This is available to purchase from White Robe Lodge at $35 per copy + $5pp

Phone 03 4895308    or email or . 

Account Number for Book payment - 02 0938 0031318 000    ref BJ's Book


For Australian purchases -

BJ & LE ANDERTON 014 704 530904867 ANZ Surfers Paradise

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