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 : Gallant Guru Raise The Flag Danzighill

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Latest News

Notable foalings

Ears Carol, the dam of Who Shot Thebarman, has foaled a filly to resident stallion Raise The Flag at White Robe Lodge. Who Shot Thebarman, winner of the group three Bart Cummings Handicap (2500m) at Flemington last month, the Auckland and Avondale Cups, finished third in the Melbourne Cup.

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Another good win

Tristram’s Sun, a son of Yamanin Vital, won the $A103,500 Kyneton Cup (2000m) on Wednesday. Yamanin Vital, the deceased White Robe Lodge stallion is also the sire of Who Shot Thebarman, who ran third in the Melbourne Cup the previous day.

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Melbourne Cup boost

Who Shot Thebarman boosted the fortunes of White Robe Lodge as a breeding nursery with his third placing in the 2014 Melbourne Cup. The Yamanin Vital- Ears Carol gelding, bred by Brian and Lorraine Anderton, was the first Australian or New Zealand-bred horse to finish with his placing behind Protectionist (Germany) and Red Cadeaux (Great Britain) in the $A6 million race over 3200m.

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Melbourne Cup representative

Who Shot Thebarman will represent the stud operation of White Robe Lodge in the $A6.2 million Melbourne Cup at Flemington at 5 pm (NZ time) tomorrow. Who Shot Thebarman, a son of Yamanin Vital and Ears Carol, was bred by WR proprietors, Brian and Lorraine Anderton and sold as a yearling to the O’Leary family, of Wanganui.

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Satisfying wins

White Robe Lodge proprietor Brian Anderton has taken satisfaction with providing his grandson, apprentice jockey, Jacob Lowry with two winning rides on Valiant this month.

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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 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 027    BJ's Book


For Australian purchases -

BJ & LE ANDERTON 014 704 530904867 ANZ Surfers Paradise

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