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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Stallion Parade

Stallion Parade on Farm Saturday 31st August 9am. All Welcome.

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Memory of Val Christophers lives on with Chookie’s Girl

Val Christophers died two and a half years ago but her long association with White Robe Lodge continued when Chookie’s Girl won a 2200m maiden impressively at Wingatui on June 2, 2019. Chookie’s Girl, who was having her fourth start is trained by Brian and Shane Anderton for the Estate of Christophers. Chookie’s Girl is a 4yr-old mare by WRL sire Raise The Flag and the first foal of Danz A Rook, who won nine races to 2200m when owned and trained by Christophers. Danz A Rook was by former WRL sire, Danzighill, who left Belle D’Or, winner of seven races for Christophers. Chookie’s Girl wore the Christopher colours of cerise with black sleeves and cap.

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Chequered Flag bred at White Robe Lodge

Chequered Flag, bred at White Robe Lodge by Shane and Sharyn Anderton, won the $A126,500 Australian Hurdle at Sandown on Sunday. Chequered Flag(Raise The Flag – Star Of Mulwala) has now amassed $A430,000 in stakes from five flat wins and three unbeaten starts over hurdles. He was sold for $21,000 at the festival section of the New Zealand Bloodstock yearling sale at Karaka in 2010.

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White Robe dominates South Island sale

White Robe Lodge dominated the 2019 South Island session of the New Zealand Bloodstock yearling sale in Christchurch on April 29 with the top price, best aggregate and best sire average. “Overall the sale results were as good as any we have experienced but it would have been nice to see more support for the sale from South Island trainers and owners,’’ said Wayne Stewart, WRL stud manager. The top price was $72,500 for a filly by Per Incanto from Cherry Creek, thus a half sister to the multiple group three winner, Coulee. The buyer was Graeme Anderson, better known as a standardbred trainer based in Dunedin. He also has a licence to train thoroughbreds. He plans to race the filly with others.

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Variety of owners in White Robe Lodge winners

Owners, some long -standing and one experiencing a win for the first time figured in Outram's win. Long-standing owners also featured in Danzi Creek's win. Both horses were White Robe Lodge-trained maiden graduates at Wingatui on Thursday. It was the first win for Owen Diack, who is in the ownership of Outram, named for the Otago township in which he resides. He is a co-owner of the Gallant Guru – Minnaloushka 3yr-old gelding with breeder Rob Johnstone, of nearby Hindon; Ian Nichol, of Outram and Ray Kean, the East Taieri-based president of the Otago Racing Club.

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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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