Established in 1956, the proven thoroughbred nursery, White Robe
Lodge, has 660 acres in total. The main farm is situated at the
northern end of the Taieri Plains and enjoys a unique climate,
sheltered by the surrounding hills to the North and East. The
middle farm, Ardgowan, lies 5 km to the west. Our wintering farm is
in Middlemarch and has proven to be a valuable asset to our
We are a family orientated business and our Breeding and
Training operations are run by family members. Founder Brian
Anderton is a long time servant of the New Zealand Thoroughbred
Industry. He received a New Zealand award for
outstanding contribution to racing excellence in 1993 and he was
inducted to the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame in 2012.
In it's time, White Robe Lodge stood two Australasian champion
sires, Mellay and Noble Bijou. The names of these two sires lives
on in their daughters, who have continued to produce top class
racehorses. Noble Bijou is the only sire in the history of
New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeding to have won both the general and
broodmare sires list in the same year.
After 60 years in the thoroughbred business, White Robe Lodge
continues to produce top class racehorses.