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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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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White Robe Lodge dominate Melbourne Cup day meeting

White Robe Lodge dominated proceedings at the Otago Racing Club meeting at Wingatui on Melbourne Cup day, 2018, November 6. The 17yr-old stable apprentice Corey Campbell rode four winners on the nine race card including the featured $35,000 Speight’s Open (1400m) won in brilliant fashion by Gallant Boy, trained out of WRL by Brian and Shane Anderton for the estate of Christchurch breeder Pat Smith. Gallant Boy, who had not raced for six months dropped out to last, then sustained a big run outside his seven rivals under 57kg to win by a length and a half.

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White Robe Lodge team coming to hand for new season

White Robe Lodge trainers Brian and Shane Anderton were pleased with the efforts of members of the team resuming at the Wingatui meeting on Wednesday (October 24). “We had four in and Markwood and Raise You Five finished second, Slammer, sixth and Riding High, eighth,’’ said Brian. “They had not raced since the autumn or winter.” They are among some 40 horses in work at WRL.

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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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