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

Triumph in the Group 3 White Robe

The $70,000 group three White Robe Lodge Weight-For-Age (1600m) at Wingatui on Saturday was a triumph all round for the race sponsor. The winner, Tommy Tucker and second horse Gallant Boy are prepared by WRL trainers Brian and Shane Anderton. Both horses are by the WRL sire Gallant Guru. The third horse, Princess Brook is by another WRL sire Raise The Flag. Tommy Tucker was ridden by the senior WRL jockey Shankar Muniandy. The 9yr-old out of the Yamanin Vital mare Lady Vital is raced by breeders, Ian Nichol and WRL principals Brian and Lorraine Anderton. Brian turned 81 five days earlier.

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Ghibellines yearlings average $80,000

Three lots from the first crop of White Robe Lodge sire Ghibellines averaged $80,000 in Book 1 at the Karaka yearling sale. The average emphasised the great value of Ghibellines at a service fee of $5000. Three lots by Ghibellines were offered and sold by WRL in Book 1. The top priced lot was a colt out of Ears Carol sold for $115,000. The colt on account of Brian and Lorraine Anderton is a half brother to the accomplished stayer Who Shot Thebarman. The colt was bought by Wylie Dalziel Racing and Peter Moody, the former Victoria trainer. Moody trained Black Caviar, who was unbeaten in her 25 races, including 15 at group one level.She amassed close to $8 million in prize money.

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Ninth major win for Lowry

White Robe Lodge apprentice Jacob Lowry won his ninth group or listed race when he rode Boots ‘N’ All in the listed $50,000 Speight’s Timaru Stakes at Riccarton on Saturday (January 27). Seven of his gr and listed wins have been at Riccarton with three different trainers involved. Boots ‘N All (Perfectly Ready – Steel Stilettos gelding) is trained at Riccarton by Lance Robinson for Dunsandel breeders Bruce Sheat and Cheryl Wilson. Robinson rode The Red Express to win the Timaru Stakes in 1999 for trainer Grant Laursen.

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Muniandy riding Tommy Tucker

Shankar Muniandy is the replacement rider for Jacob Lowry on Tommy Tucker in the $70,000 group three White Robe Lodge Weight-For-Age (1600m) at Wingatui on Saturday week, (February 3). Jacob Lowry, who has ridden Tommy Tucker in the last 10 of his 15 wins, among them the Canterbury Gold Cup (wfa 2000m), two Easter Cups at Riccarton and two Timaru Cups, was suspended from January 28 to February 6 inclusive for careless riding at Wingatui on Thursday (January 25). Lowry has ridden Tommy Tucker in 19 of his 20 starts since November, 2015. Muniandy has ridden Tommy Tucker in eight races and won on the Gallant Guru gelding at Cromwell in November, 2014.

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Exodus from White Robe Lodge

There is an exodus from White Robe Lodge this week. Patrick Erin heads to Wellington on Tuesday for the $250,000 Wellington Cup (3200m) on Saturday. He is in the care of co-trainer Shane Anderton and will have an overnight stay in Christchurch before crossing Cook Strait on Wednesday. Patrick Erin has won three of his five starts this season and he unwound late under 60kg to win over 2200m at Wingatui at his most recent start on December 26. Chris Johnson has retained the mount on Patrick Erin, who has topweight of 59kg.

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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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