Proven Thoroughbred Nursery for more than 55 years....

Proven Thoroughbred Nursery for more than 55 years....

Training

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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Stud

Currently standing : Ghibellines and Gallant Guru and Raise The Flag

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Latest News

Broodmare award to Ears Carol

Ears Carol, owned by Brian and Lorraine Anderton, of White Robe Lodge, has been named South Island broodmare of the Year for 2016. South Island awards also went to the Tommy Tucker (miler) and jumper (High Forty), both trained at WRL by Brian and Shane Anderton. Ears Carol is the dam of Who Shot Thebarman, winner of the Auckland and Avondale Cups, 2015 Zipping Classic at Sandown and third in the 2014 Melbourne Cup. She has left three other winners, Vital Organ, Wollongong and Gallantly in Australia from five foals to race. Brian and Lorraine Anderton, the proprietors of the White Robe Lodge, bred Who Shot Thebarman from a mating of Yamanin Vital and Ears Carol. Yamanin Vital stood at White Robe until his death in October, 2009. Who Shot Thebarman was bought by the O'Leary brothers, of Wanganui sight unseen as a yearling the following year.

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Dr Tom Sidey excelled at his pursuits

Dr Tom Sidey, who has died at his home in Arrowtown (Central Otago), was a distinguished obstetrician and gynaecologist, who bred and raced thoroughbreds with success. Tom Sidey was born in 1934, a member of a noted Dunedin family. His grandfather Sir Thomas Sidey, a Member of Parliament, introduced a Bill which paved the way for daylight saving in New Zealand. He introduced the Bill in 1909 and persisted each year until he got it passed in 1927. Tom’s father was Stuart Sidey.

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Broadside wins in Sydney

Broadside, the son of Raise The Flag, won first up over 1600m for the Gai Waterhouse stable at Kembla Grange on Saturday. Waterhouse was joined this season in a training partnership by Adrian Bott, who has been her assistant trainer and racing manager. Broadside (ex the Straight Strike mare Anam Cara) was bought by clients of the stable after wins at Otaki and Trentham in the winter of last year from three starts for Levin trainer Geoff Haigh.

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Awards galore

White Robe Lodge horses and personnel collected seven of the 10 awards made by the Otago Racing Club for the 2015-16 season which ended on July 31. The WRL –connected award winners were High Forty (two awards), trainers Brian and Shane Anderton (two); apprentice jockey Jacob Lowry, Gallant Dan and Tommy Tucker with presentations made between races at the Wingatui meeting on Friday (9/9/2016).

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High Forty for Northern Steeplechase

High Forty is to race on the flat at Ashburton on Friday (26/08/2016) en route to Auckland for the $125.000 Great Northern Steeplechase eight days later said co-trainer Brian Anderton. High Forty finished fourth in the Grand National Steeplechase at Riccarton at his last start on August 13 when unsuited by the rain affected track.

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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 wrloffice@xtra.co.nz or lorrande@xtra.co.nz . 

Account Number for Book payment - 02 0938 0031318 000    ref BJ's Book

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For Australian purchases -

BJ & LE ANDERTON 014 704 530904867 ANZ Surfers Paradise


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