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

Patrick Erin flys the flag for White Robe Lodge with Metropolitan Handicap win

Patrick Erin flew the flag for White Robe Lodge with his win in the group one $A750,000 Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) at Randwick on Saturday (29/9/2018). The sad aspect was that his Christchurch breeder Patrick Erin Smith did not live to see the 7yr-old Gallant Guru – Mega Babe gelding collect the $435,000 first prize. Smith died in May at the age of 76. Patrick Erin is raced by his estate, widow, Janice, daughter Jackie and Pat’s school friends, twins Tony (Christchurch) and Graeme Handisides.

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Notable hurdles double for Jackfrost

The White Robe Lodge trained and bred Jackfrost added the $125,000 Great Northern Hurdle at Te Aroha on Sunday to his win in the New Zealand Grand National Hurdles, the first horse to complete the double in the same year for 35 years. Jackfrost, a 7yr-old gelding by Gallant Guru – Vital Note, is raced by the Frosty’s Shoutin The Beers syndicate.

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Faith in Raise The Flag further rewarded

North Taieri breeder Fred King has been a big supporter of WRL sire Raise The Flag and he was further rewarded when Prince of Brooks won a $A26,000 maiden race over 2124m at Echuca on 6/9/2018. King retained a share in Prince of Brooks when the son of Raise The Flag – Lesley Brook was leased to a syndicate of clients of the Ballarat stable of Darren Weir in February unraced. Prince Of Brooks had been broken in by Wingatui trainer Terry Kennedy. The 4yr-old Prince of Brooks was having his seventh start since joining Weir.

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Jackfrost for Great Northern Hurdles

The New Zealand Grand National Hurdles winner Jackfrost has been confirmed for the $125,000 Great Northern Hurdles at Te Aroha on September 9 with Buddy Lammas the rider. “He had a few days off after the National and seems bright as a button,’’ said co-trainer Brian Anderton. “He will race on the flat at Ashburton on Thursday and will head north providing he runs a reasonable race.”

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2017 -18 season in retrospect

Group race wins in the breeding and training spheres; outstanding success for Raise The Flag in Australia and a great response to the first crop of sire Ghibellines at yearling sales highlighted the 2017-18 season for White Robe Lodge. Who Shot Thebarman (Yamanin Vital – Ears Carol), bred by Brian and Lorraine Anderton, triumphed in the gr one $A2 million Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick in April.

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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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