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 : New for 2015
and Gallant Guru and Raise The Flag

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Latest News

Draw for free Stallion Service

Peter White of Dunedin was successful in the draw for a free stallion service at White Robe Lodge. The draw was made at Wingatui on Saturday (6/2/2016). White was among 90 clients of the stud operation of WR this season involved in the draw. He had Huhu Lass visiting Ghibellines. He can choose his free service from Gallant Guru, Raise The Flag or Ghibellines.

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Courtney Barnes completes apprenticeship

Courtney Barnes has completed her apprenticeship at White Robe Lodge with 92 wins and $1,234,288 in stakes. Barnes (21), who was indentured to Shane Anderton for four years (until January 31, 2016) will remain with the stable.

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Four winners for Gallant Guru

Gallant Guru sired four winners at the Gore Racing Club feature meeting on Saturday (23/1/2016) ---- Willow, Waylay, The Gallant Girl and Tutor. Another White Robe Lodge sire, Raise The Flag, sired the winner Landales Gold at the same meeting.

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Notable Christmas-New Year

It has been a momentous Christmas – New Year for White Robe Lodge. Highlight was appointment of WR principal, Brian Anderton as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year 2016 Royal Honours list for his services to the racing industry. Brian and co-trainer, Shane won the $50,000 listed Timaru Cup on December 28 with Tommy Tucker, owned by Brian and Lorraine and Ian Nichol. The trio bred the son of Gallant Guru – Lady Vital. Tommy Tucker was ridden by WR apprentice, Jacob Lowry. Tommy Tucker ran a track record of 1.34.04 for the 1600m, lowering the mark of 1.34.20 set by Pinnacle in the 1993 Timaru Cup.

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ONZM for Brian Anderton

Brian Anderton, the principal of White Robe Lodge thoroughbred stud and training establishment at North Taieri, was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year 2016 Royal Honours list for his services to the racing industry. Anderton, who turns 79 on January 29, has been involved as a jockey, trainer, breeder, owner, administrator and apprentice mentor.

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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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