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

Notable double for White Robe Lodge

White Robe Lodge trainers Brian and Shane Anderton and Christchurch owner-breeder Pat Smith achieved a notable double in the $35,000 open races at Cromwell on Sunday (3/12/2017) with the brothers Gallant Boy and Patrick Erin, both sons of Gallant Guru and Mega Babe. Gallant Boy narrowly won the 1400m Centrepoint Liquor Handicap (formerly the Wanaka Cup) and Patrick Erin continued his rise in the staying ranks with an impressive win in the 2030m Dunstan Feeds (formerly the Queenstown Cup).

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Civil Disobedience nominated for New Zealand Derby

Ballarat trainer Darren Weir has nominated the Raise The Flag 3yr-old Civil Disobedience for the $1,000,000 New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on March 3. Civil Disobedience (ex Pernote), bred at White Robe Lodge, won a 1600m maiden at Bendigo at his last start on November 14 when having his fifth start. Weir has won three races with Accreditation, a half brother by Gallant Guru to Civil Disobedience. Accreditation had his most recent win over 1700m at Warrnambool on October 20.

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Faith in White Robe Lodge trainers rewarded

The faith of Markwood Lodge Ltd in White Robe Lodge trainers Brian and Shane Anderton was rewarded when Zabay cleared maiden ranks at Wingatui on 7/11/2017. The Waitoa (Waikato) entity operated by brothers Frank, Andrew and Milan Matijasevich bought Zabay after she was passed in at the 2015 New Zealand Bloodstock premier yearling sale. The 4yr-old daughter of Stravinsky - Obey was offered by Sir Patrick and Lady Justine Hogan and had a reserve of $100,000. She is the first foal of Obey, a Zabeel mare who finished third at Tauranga in her only start. Obey is a three quarter sister to Berlioz and a half sister to Taimana. Berlioz won the 2009 VRC St Leger(2800m) at Flemington and finished second in the Western Australian Derby (2400m). Taimana won the 2003 group two Concorde Handicap (1200m) at Avondale and won listed sprints at Caulfield and Flemington.

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1500 training wins for Brian Anderton

Brian Anderton, the White Robe Lodge principal, reached 1500 wins as a trainer with a treble at the Otago Racing Club meeting on Melbourne Cup day, November 7, 2017. Brian and training partner, son Shane won with Erin’s Babe, Fascinate and Zabay, all ridden by 16-year-old stable apprentice, Corey Campbell. The win of Fascinate was the 1500th training success for Brian.

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Karaka Offerings

White Robe Lodge has four yearlings accepted for the New Zealand Bloodstock top tier sale beginning at Karaka on January 28, 2018. The quartet are colts by Ghibellines – Inferno and Ghibellines – Ears Carol and fillies by Savabeel – Include and Ghibellines – Notable. The yearlings will be the first crop of WRL sire Ghibellines offered at public auction. Ghibellines, who won the gr two Todman Stakes at Rosehill from eight starts is a son of the prepotent Shamardal.

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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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