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

White Robe Lodge significant factor

White Robe Lodge has played a big part in the winning record of Awapuni trainer Mark Oulaghan in the New Zealand Grand National Steeplechase. Upper Cut gave Oulaghan his sixth win in the race when successful over the 21 fences and 5600m at Riccarton on Saturday (12/8/2017). He is the most successful trainer in the 143 year history of the race. Upper Cut had won the National last year. Oulaghan has also won the race with Deecee Seven (1997 –98) and Counter Punch (2010-11). All three horses have succeeded as 10 and 11-yr-olds. An older horse has not won the race since the 12yr-old Robert Earl in 1971.

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Notable double with White Robe Lodge-bred horses

Ready Eddie gave the Knight family of Palmerston North their second major jumping race win this winter with a horse bred at White Robe Lodge when successful in the $75,000 New Zealand Grand National Hurdles at Riccarton on Wednesday (9/8/2017). The Knights also won the $50,000 Manawatu Steeplechase at Trentham in June with The Oysterman. Ready Eddie and The Oysterman were both ridden by Waikato jockey Hamish McNeill. Both horses were bred by Brian and Lorraine Anderton and sold as 2yr-olds at the South Island sale. Ready Eddie and The Oysterman are both by the deceased WRL sire Yamanin Vital and out of mares by Personal Escort, who stood at the North Taieri stud. Yamanin Vital has also sired GN Hurdles winners Counter Punch (2007) and Yourtheman (2007); Who Shot Thebarman (Auckland Cup and Zipping Classic, third Melbourne Cup), Cut The Cake (NZ Derby), Cluden Creek (Wellington Cup), Trebla (NZ Cup), Hypnotize (Great Northern Steeplechase three times) and Upper Cut (NZ Grand National Steeplechase).

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Flemington Quinella for Raise The Flag

Raise The Flag continued his run of success as a sire in Australia when Yogi and Chequered Flag finished first and second in the $A120,000 Oliver St Plate (2500m) at Flemington on Saturday (5/8/2017). Yogi stormed home from back in the field to win by a head from his stablemate after the pair went stride for stride in the last 100m. Both horses are trained by Darren Weir.

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Stellar season for White Robe Lodge

White Robe Lodge had record stake earnings for the training operation and the leading South Island-based sire for the 2016 -17 season which ended on July 31. Brian and Shane Anderton amassed $916,627 in stakes with horses they trained, surpassing the $676,417 of last season according to figures published by New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing. They won 48 races, their best tally since 55 in 2000-01.

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Century of wins for Jacob Lowry

The White Robe Lodge apprentice jockey Jacob Lowry won his 100th race at Ashburton on Friday (7/7/2017). Lowry (19) brought up the century of wins on Bullitt from the Waiuku stable of Sean Cameron. He won the next two races on Belle Boy (trained by Kelvin Tyler) and Londonderry Air (Brian and Shane Anderton) to take his tally for the season to 48.

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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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