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 : New for 2015
and Gallant Guru and Raise The Flag

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Latest News

Lowry riding over jumps

Jacob Lowry, the White Robe Lodge stable apprentice, has his first rides over jumps at Washdyke on Friday aboard News Flash in the maiden hurdle and High Forty in the open hurdle. Lowry (18) has won 54 races on the flat and amassed $983,251 in stakes in three seasons of riding. He has won 31 races this season, including the $100,000 Gr 3 eStar Winter Cup at Riccarton on Timy Tyler and the Gr 3 $80,000 Valachi Downs South Island Breeders’ Stakes there on Coulee.

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Marj Brown raced horses for 65 years

Marj Brown, who died on 21/06/2016 at the age of 95, met success breeding from White Robe Lodge stallions in her 65 years racing thoroughbreds. Marj and her late husband, Joe, residents at Janefield (near Mosgiel), bred Leyleigh (Mellay -Russleigh) who won them five races. Her wins included the 1973 Kurow Cup when trained by Bryan Kennedy and ridden by Russell McAra, who is now the starter for clubs in Otago. The Browns bred Proud Leigh (by Noble Bijou) from Leyleigh. Proud Leigh won seven hurdle races in a row in the South Island in 1985 when trained by Pat Corboy at Washdyke for other owners.

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Another winner for Wilsons by WRL sire

A White Robe Lodge sire has once again provided Bevan and Robyn Wilson, of Ashburton with a winner. Gallant Guru is the sire of Final Say, owned, trained and bred by Bevan and his wife Robyn and raced with Richard Ewing, of Wanaka and Jono Bull, of the Gold Coast. Final Say cleared maiden ranks at Oamaru on 12/06/2016. The Wilsons have won two races this season with Flag The Groom (by WRL sire Raise The Flag).

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Bishop Len Boyle, long time friend of the Anderton family

Len Boyle, the Emeritus Bishop of Dunedin, who died on 1/6/2016 at the age of 85 was a long time friend of the Anderton family and a keen follower of the fortunes of White Robe Lodge. Bishop Boyle served as Bishop of Dunedin for the Catholic community from 1985 until his retirement in 2004.

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Two fold success for White Robe Lodge

The win of Gold Leaf over over hurdles at Wingatui on Sunday (5/6/2016) was two-fold success for White Robe Lodge. Gold Leaf gave stable jockey Shankar Muniandy a win in his first ride over fences. Gold Leaf is by WRL sire Gallant Guru. Muniandy (29) served his apprenticeship with WRL trainers Brian and Shane Anderton and he has been schooling Gold Leaf over jumps for about 18 months.

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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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