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 : Ancient Spirit and Ghibellines and Gallant Guru and Raise The Flag

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Latest News

Gallant Guru outstanding value this spring

A powerful display from All Ashore and the recent wins of Goldn’guru and Champagne Friday have served up a timely reminder that Gallant Guru’s still got it. All Ashore (Gallant Guru-Leeward Prevails-Justice Previals) was posted wide throughout her 1200m maiden assignment at Wingatui but shrugged off doing a power of mid race work to score for breeder-owner Lorraine Anderton. The win continued a remarkable run of success Mrs Anderton has enjoyed with All Shore’s family. The five-year-old is a fifth generation winner for the White Robe Lodge principal, with her pedigree spanning back to seven-win mare Valraine. Mrs Anderton and good friend the late Val Christophers bred and raced the talented race mare.   All Ashore’s maternal line includes multiple stakes-race winner Double D’Or, who became the first winner sired by the champion White Robe Lodge stallion Noble Bijou.

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Exports continue RTF’s outstanding results

White Robe Lodge products Raise You Ten and Heberite helped their sire Raise The Flag strengthen his claim of being Australasia’s best value sire with wins in Victoria recently. Few sires, if any, have produced the kind of outstanding returns Raise The Flag has for breeders and owners through the export and sale of going racehorses. Raise You Ten continued his stellar career when he (Raise The Flag-Molly Malone-Towkay) powered to an impressive win at Ballarat, leading home a quinella for his sire. The eight-year-old cleared out to win his 3250m assignment by a massive seven lengths, followed across the line by Periscope (Raise The Flag-Perceptible-Personal Escort).

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Strong interest in Ancient Spirit

Breeders have welcomed White Robe Lodge’s newest stallion recruit Ancient Spirit with open arms ahead of the spring stud season. And so has the studmaster Wayne Stewart who greeted the champion German three-year-old miler of his year when he completed his long journey from Europe to his new home in North Taieri recently. Stewart couldn’t be happier with the son of Invincible Spirit and Galileo mare Assisi since his arrival. “He had a long trip but he has arrived here in great order and has settled in very well.” “He has got a great temperament and nothing has worried him.” “Physically he is a magnificent horse, he is really athletic.”

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WRL wraps season in style

By Jonny Turner White Robe Lodge couldn’t have wrapped up another successful season in better style than the outstanding results produced at Oamaru on Sunday. Resident sire Raise The Flag notched a winning double and a quinella. Not to be outdone, rising star Ghibellines produced a win and one of the eye-catching runs of the day for third with just three starters. White Robe Lodge trainers Brian and Shane Anderton clinched a winning double, as did White Robe Lodge jockey Corey Campbell. Lastly, stable rider Jacob Lowry scored one of the most important wins of the day to wrap up an outstanding winning run for the White Robe Lodge team.

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Ghibellines produces impressive debutante

White Robe Lodge sire Ghibellines just keeps leaving quality horses and outstanding debut winner Palmetto is a prime example of that. Without having had a trial, the two-year-old strode away from his rivals in a brilliant effort in his first racetrack appearance for trainer Sally McKay. Rider Rohan Mudhoo sat Palmetto (Ghibellines-Carolina Island-Darci Brahma) just off the speed in his 1000m Riccarton assignment. When Mudhoo asked the gelding for an effort on the home turn Palmetto exploded away from his opposition and went on to score by more than three lengths. The galloper looks to have a big future going by his impressive performance, as does another Ghibellines galloper in Smokin Romans (Ghibellines- Inferno-Yamanin Vital).

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Raise You Ten to our to honour the late Frank Conway

Trainer Brian Anderton is hoping to honour a good friend by producing Raise You Ten for a special win in the Waimate Cup at Timaru on Sunday following the passing of his owner Frank Conway last week. Anderton and Conway became friends when the White Robe Lodge trainer was campaigning horses in the North Island in the 1970s. At the same time Conway’s star mare Mayo Gold was doing incredible things on the North Island race tracks. Over six decades their association continued as both friends and through Conway breeding and racing a line of horses at White Robe Lodge

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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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