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

Corey Campbell stars at Grand National meeting

Corey Campbell, the White Robe Lodge apprentice, was the most successful rider in flat races at the three day 2018 Grand National carnival at Riccarton with four wins. The 17yr-old won on Way To Easy (trained by Tony and Lyn Prendergast) and What’s Up Alf (Kelvin Tyler) on the first day and Amun Ra(Sean Cameron) and The Man (Brian and Shane Anderton) on the third day (11/8/2018).

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Fourth NZ Grand National Hurdles win for White Robe Lodge

Jackfrost gave White Robe Lodge trainer Brian Anderton his fourth New Zealand Grand National Hurdles win at Riccarton on Wednesday (8/8/2018) and there was added satisfaction as he bred the son of Gallant Guru – Vital Note with his wife, Lorraine. Brian was quick to deflect the credit to training partner, son Shane as Brian and Lorraine have been on holiday in Queensland during the winter. Jackfrost was perfectly ridden by Stuart Higgins (26) who was having his second ride in a National.

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Obituary – Gordon Johnston

Gordon Johnston, who raced major winners A Gordon For Me and Narousa out of the White Robe Lodge stable, has died at the age of 89. “He was a great client although we sometimes had differences,’’ said trainer Brian Anderton. A Gordon For Me, co-owned by Gordon’s late wife, Marjorie, won 26 races including the group three White Robe Lodge Handicap at Wingatui in 1992 and 93 and the Canterbury Jockey Club Great Easter Handicap in 1994 and 1997(at Motukarara as a 9yr-old). A Gordon For Me raced until he was 11 when he set a track record of 1.08.99 for 1200m at Wingatui.

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Zenno Queen a timely purchase

Zenno Queen, owned by White Robe Lodge stud managers Wayne and Karen Stewart, has taken on value as a broodmare through the deeds of her first surviving foal, New York Minute. The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained New York Minute won the listed $65,000 Opunake Cup (1400m) at New Plymouth on Saturday following success in the listed $50,000 Tauranga Classic, a weight-for-age 1400m for fillies and mares. The Stewarts bought Zenno Queen (Zenno Rob Roy – Joie de Vivre) at a mixed sale at Karaka in May, 2015 when she was in foal to Nadeem.

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Orepuki Lad wins by 12 1/2 lengths

Raise The Flag 4yr-old Orepuki Lad won by 12 1/2 lengths over 1600m at Oamaru on Thursday. It was the second win in five starts for Orepuki Lad, trained at Riverton by Graham and Michael Eade for the Ten Deep syndicate. Orepuki Lad was bred by syndicate member Cecil Ferguson, of Orepuki (Southland).

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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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