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

The Diamond syndicate operating 20 years

The Diamond syndicate, which was formed 20 years ago to race horses with White Robe Lodge trainers Brian and Shane Anderton, has a get - together planned for the premier race meeting at Wingatui on February 3. This would coincide with the White Robe Lodge Handicap won this year by Coulee, raced by The Diamond syndicate, breeders Brian and Lorraine Anderton, the Woolshed Wednesday and White Flash syndicates, Gordon Dickson and Maurice Hampton. The WRL race, held on Premier Day, will be run at Weight for Age next year.

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Broadside a stayer of worth

Broadside (by Raise The Flag) followed up his win in the $A179,000 group three Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m) on September 16 with a third in the gr three Colin Stephens Quality (2400m) at Rosehill on Saturday. Broadside (ex Anam Cara), has now won four races from 11 starts since he began racing from the Randwick stable of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott 12 months ago. White Robe Lodge personnel and horses took five South Island awards for the 2016-17 at a function in Christchurch on Friday (22/9/2017). WRL collected awards for trainer (Brian and Shane Anderton), apprentice (Jacob Lowry), owner (Brian and Lorraine Anderton), Coulee (miler) and stayer (Tommy Tucker).

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Sixth Great Northern Steeplechase win

White Robe Lodge sires have now left the winner of the richest jumping race in New Zealand, the Great Northern Steeplechase, on six occasions. The four individual winners have all been bred by the Anderton family and belong to the equine family tracing to Princess Mellay. Wise Men Say gave deceased WRL sire Yamanin Vital his sixth prestige race win for the jumps season when successful in the $125,000 race over 25 fences and 6400m at Ellerslie on Saturday (9/9/2017).

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Clean sweep of Racing Awards

White Robe Lodge made a clean sweep of the Otago racing awards for the 2016-17 season at a function at Wingatui on Saturday night (2/9/2017). Tommy Tucker was accorded Horse of the Year and Stayer of the year with other awards to Coulee (sprinter-miler), Raise You Ten (three-year-old) and Gold Leaf (jumper). Their trainers Brian and Shane Anderton took the award for trainer and strike rate trainer. Stable apprentice Jacob Lowry took the jockey award. Brian and Lorraine Anderton, principals of WRL, also took the owner award. WRL took the breeder award.

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Quality crop of 3yr-olds in work

Turbulence, who was placed in her lone start as a 2yr-old, is among 11 3yr-olds in work with Brian and Shane Anderton. Turbulence (Showcasing – Queens Move filly) ran third to Vishnu and Our Teddy Boy at Riverton in April. Others of that age in the team are Raise You Five, Invite, Confirmed Flight, Simpatica, Worthapenny, Raise The Flag –Danalaydee filly, Gallant Guru – Enzed f, Gallant Guru – Zerperfluous f, Raise The Flag –Inferno f and Pins – Miss Aurora f. Mossy Creek, a Casino Prince – De Groove filly who showed ability at two, is still spelling with her owners, the O’Malley family at Ikamatua.

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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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