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

Markwood Lodge Ltd win service to WRL sire

Markwood Lodge Ltd win service to WRL sire Markwood Lodge Ltd won a service to a White Lobe Lodge sire in a draw among stud clients at the Wingatui meeting on Saturday. Raise The Flag, Ghibellines and Gallant Guru are sires in service at WRL.

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Photos from the WRL Reunion now on the website in the Gallery

Photos from the Reunion are now on the website in the Gallery

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Ghibellines colt sold for $82,500 to Hong Kong owner

Brookby Stables, based at Brookby (Auckland) and operated by trainer Danny Walker on behalf of Danny Wong, of Hong Kong, bought a colt by Ghibellines from Upclosenpersonal for $82,500 offered by White Robe Lodge in Book 2 at the 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock yearling sale at Karaka. Wong races horses in NZ, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore and Macau, He raced Spin Around, winner of the 2009 Counties Cup when trained by Steven Cooper. “We sell most of our horses,’’ said Walker, who has been six years at Brookby Stables.

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Group three race White Robe Lodge Weight-For-Age a triumph for race sponsor

The 2019 $70,000 group three White Robe Lodge Weight-For-Age (1600m), the Otago Racing Club feature race at Wingatui was an all - round triumph for the race sponsor. The winner Gallant Boy is prepared by WRL trainers Brian and Shane Anderton and the 8yr-old is by the WRL stud sire, Gallant Guru. Gallant Boy was reared at the North Taieri establishment. Gallant Boy, who drew the outside barrier in a 14-horse field, dropped to the rear early and jockey Terry Moseley guided him along the inner to wear down the favourite Boots ‘N’ All by half a head.

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Staff reunion brings back memories

Graeme Offen, who was apprenticed as a jockey to White Robe Lodge trainer Brian Anderton and later trained in partnership with him was among those to attend a staff reunion in conjunction with the WRL champions day at Wingatui on Saturday. The day was capped when Gallant Boy, owned and trained by Brian and his son Shane won the featured White Robe Lodge Weight-For-Age. Offen, now retired, rode the Anderton-trained Bold Mellay to an upset win in the 1976 James Hazlett Stakes at Wingatui. Bold Mellay, owned by Fred La Hood and Dave Bedford was 9/9 in the betting and paid $34.15 to win.

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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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