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

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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Tribute to Bob Skelton

Bob Skelton,who died in Melbourne on Friday (19/08/2016) at the age of 81, achieved greatness as a jockey through his ability to get horses to relax. “He was a great rider and would get horses to relax on a loose rein whether he was riding them in work or in a race. He was very kind to his mounts,’’ said Brian Anderton, the White Robe Lodge principal, who rode against Skelton in races and track work on many occasions. “You’d think ---- I’ve got you beaten. He’d be leaning forward, a loop in the reins but his horse would just keep coming.’’

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Yamanin Vital legacy continues

The legacy of Yamanin Vital continued when Upper Cut won the $75,000 New Zealand Grand National Steeplechase on Saturday (13/08/2016) and Second Innings won two hurdles races at the Grand National meeting at Riccarton. Yamanin Vital died in October, 2009 after standing for 12 years at White Robe Lodge.

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Great season for Gallant Guru

Gallant Guru sired the maiden winners Max and The Great Guru at Awapuni on Thursday (28/07/2016) rounding off a great season. He sired 37 individual winners of 58 races and $826,014 in stakes.

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Top stakes tally in 23 seasons

White Robe Lodge trainers Brian and Shane Anderton amassed a personal best $676,417 in stakes for the 2015-16 season ending on July 31, one of several highlights for the North Taieri training and stud operation during the season. The total is an increase $72,597 on last season. The stable won 39 races and gained 78 minor placings and finished tenth in the national premiership. It was the 23rd season in partnership for Brian and Shane. The stable won the $75,000 New Zealand Grand National Steeplechase at Riccarton with High Forty in August and the group three South Island Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes with Coulee on the same track in April. High Forty (by Danzighill) and Coulee (by Gallant Guru) were both bred at WRL. Coulee was ridden by the stable apprentice Jake Lowry who had won the gr three Winter Cup on Timy Tyler. Tommy Tucker won two listed $50,000 races for the stable – the Timaru Cup and Easter Cup at Riccarton with Lowry the rider.

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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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