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

Feature steeple winner bred at WRL

The Oysterman, winner of the $50,000 Manawatu Steeplechase at Trentham on Saturday (17/6/2017) was bred at White Robe Lodge by Brian and Lorraine Anderton. The Oysterman is by Yamanin Vital and the first of five foals left by Clear As A Bell, a Personal Escort mare out of Auditory (13 wins). Clear As A Bell traces to Lochlisten (by Balloch), a mare bought by Brian and Lorraine some 50 years ago.

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Yogi impressive at Sandown

Raise The Flag son Yogi looked a very progressive type when he came from the rear of the field to win over 1600m at Sandown on Wednesday (14/6/2017). It was his third win in seven starts since he began racing from the Ballarat stable of Darren Weir in October. Zenno Queen, a member of the broodmare band at White Robe Lodge, received a boost with the win of her daughter New York Minute in a $30,000 open 1200 at Trentham on Saturday (10/6/2017).

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Darley Flying Start Graduate

It was great to meet up with Vicky Leonard again at the Magic Million Broodmare Sale on The Gold Coast last week, she has come a long way from the days when she was at Otago Uni and helping out at White Robe Lodge in between lectures. To all our younger followers, there are opportunities galore in the horse industry.

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The Connors – White Robe Lodge association

The wins of Wise Men Say ( $50,000 McGregor Grant Steeplechase) and Max (maiden hurdles) at Ellerslie on Monday (8/6/2017) continued a long and successful association for White Robe Lodge with Whangaehu(near Wanganui) owners Mark and Raymond Connors. The father and son dairy farmers who train Wise Men Say and Max, have had good wins with the WRL-bred horses Blood Brotha, Hypnotize, Our Jonty, King Johny and Among Thieves.

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Best training tally for 16 years

White Robe Lodge trainers Brian and Shane Anderton reached their best training tally in 16 years after five wins at Wingatui on Friday (26/5/2017). They have had 46 wins this season. They won with News Flash, Taieri Gem, Waylay, Satin Guru and Perceptive on a heavy track on Friday. Their best tally since Shane joined his father in 1993 is 55 wins in the 2000-01 season. They have had 881 wins in partnership. Brian has also won more than 600 races on his own or in partnership with Graeme Offen.

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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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