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

White Robe Lodge leading vendor

White Robe Lodge was the leading vendor at the South Island session of the National yearling sales held in Christchurch on Friday (21/4/2017) with an average of $19,500 for 12 lots and a top price of $40,000. WRL sire Raise The Flag was the leading sire on average for the sale with three or more lots. Six by Raise The Flag sold for an average of $19,833. “It was a good sale for White Robe Lobe Lodge and the best bench of international buyers I have seen at a South Island sale for a long time,’’ said Karen Stewart, the co-manager of the WRL stud operation. “It was clear there was a very big demand for staying - bred horses.”

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Tommy Tucker now top stakes earner

Tommy Tucker has become the biggest stake earner trained out of White Robe Lodge with his success in the $100,000 group three Canterbury Gold Cup at Riccarton on Saturday(22/4/2017). The $57,800 first prize took his stakes tally to $348,045 from 15 wins in 46 starts. He has also won the listed Easter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton twice and the listed Timaru Cup twice. The Gallant Guru – Lady Vital gelding has been ridden in those wins by the WRL apprentice Jacob Lowry. The Canterbury Cup was the second start for Tommy Tucker beyond 1600m.

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Patrick Erin continues meteoric rise

Patrick Erin continued his meteoric rise with success in the listed $60,000 Riverton Cup (2147m) at Riverton on Saturday (15/04/2017). The Gallant Guru – Mega Babe 5yr-old, trained by Brian and Shane Anderton and raced by Christchurch breeder Pat Smith, his wife, Janice and Tony and Graeme Handisides, began racing 12 months ago. He has now won seven times from 15 starts and amassed $116,945 in stakes. Patrick Erin was ridden in the Riverton Cup by stable jockey Shankar Muniandy, who won two group three Canterbury Gold Cups on Inferno. Patrick Erin had won the Wyndham Cup at Ascot Park at his previous start, his first in open company. He will now be spelled. It was the third Riverton Cup for Brian Anderton, who was successful with Auditory (1982) and Bloodstone (1989).

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Yearling has much in his favour

A yearling colt by Highly Recommended from Swapping being offered by White Robe Lodge at the South Island yearling sale has a lot in his favour. He is among 11 colts the stud will offer at the New Zealand Bloodstock South Island session of yearling sales in Christchurch on April 21. “He is an early type of horse from a running family,” said Karen Stewart, co-manager of the stud with her husband, Wayne. “He is a muscular type by a promising sire out of an Encosta de Lago mare who won as a 2yr-old.”

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White Robe Lodge in the limelight

White Robe Lodge provided the stars at Riccarton on Saturday when Tommy Tucker won the $50,000 listed Easter Cup (1600m) and his rider, stable apprentice Jacob Lowry rode three winners for the stable from four mounts. The trio of winners, Tommy Tucker, Gallant Boy and Ablaze are by WRL sires who are represented in the New Zealand Bloodstock South Island yearling sale on April 21. Tommy Tucker and Gallant Boy are by Gallant Guru and Ablaze is by Raise The Flag.

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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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