Remarkable success in major races
White Robe Lodge trainers Brian and Shane Anderton have had remarkable success in major races this season.
They have had wins in the $100,000 Canterbury Gold Cup, $50,000 Easter Cup and $50,000 Timaru Cup (Tommy Tucker); $80,000 South Island Breeders' Stakes and $70,000 White Robe Lodge Handicap (Coulee); $60,000 Riverton Cup (Patrick Erin) and $50,000 Gore Guineas (Raise You Ten).
Tommy Tucker has contributed $155,925 from his four wins and two second placings in eight starts.
"We have been fortunate to have some very good horses,'' said Brian, downplaying the skill required to realise their potential.
Brian and Shane have amassed their best stakes tally for a season of $769,952 with three months of the 2016-17 term remaining.
Their stakes tally heads off their previous best of $676,417 last season when they won 39 races. They have won 37 this season.
The progeny of Raise The Flag continue to race well in Australia. Unfurl (ex Emerald Fire) won a $30,000 race over 2400m at Bendigo on April 19. Chequered Flag (ex Star Of Mulwala) won over 1600m at Ballarat five days later. Parthesia (ex Notable) was late working clear when she ran Dornier to a head in the $A201,000 VRC St Leger (2800m) on a heavy track at Flemington on April 25.
The Raise The Flag - Star Of Mulwala colt passed in when offered by WRL at the South Island session of the National yearling sale on April 21 is being broken in. He will race in the names of Brian and Lorraine and Shane and Sharyn Anderton.
The Raise The Flag - Ears Carol filly (a half-sister to Who Shot Thebarman) withdrawn from the sale will be retained by WRL.