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

Boy So Gallant in Timaru Cup

Gallant Boy showed his pure class with the toughest of wins carrying the top weight of 60kgs in the Listed Timaru Cup on Monday. The Brian and Shane Anderton trained galloper continued a brilliantly consistent 10-year-old season when taking out the 1600m feature courtesy of a pinpoint ride by Jacob Lowry. Gallant Boy (Gallant Guru-Mega Babe-Personal Escort) carried at least 6.5kgs more than all of his 13 rivals except one – last year’s Timaru Cup winner and this year’s eighth placegetter Who Dares Wins. After hitting the lead early in the run home Gallant Boy dug deep to hold off the late runs of lightly weighted placegetters Flying Sardine and Owen Patrick. “There’s just something about him, as every time he goes out there, he gives 110 percent,” Shane Anderton told NZ Racing Desk.

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Kennedy’s WRL treble at Wingatui

White Robe Lodge sires Gallant Guru and Raise The Flag helped Wingatui trainer Terry Kennedy score a winning treble on his home track on Boxing Day. And in the process he helped White Robe Lodge rider Corey Campbell notch 100 career wins as a rider. Kennedy started his day when Gary (Gallant Guru-Elite Street-Seasoned Star) produced an outstanding win over 1400m. Gary shrugged off a tough trip to score when sitting three-wide for the entire journey of race 1. The win shocked punters at $30 odds, but it did not come as a surprise Kennedy. “He has been working pretty well, so it wasn’t a surprise to us,” the trainer said.

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Phyllite extends dam’s record

Well related mare Phyllite made the wait for her wait for a deserved maiden win worthwhile when she scored in brilliant style at Gore on Sunday. Drawing out and being trapped wide early in her 1200m victory could not stop the four-year-old from bolting away from her rivals to score by four and a quarter lengths. Phyllite (Gallant Guru-Enzed-Anziyan) was aided by an excellent ride from Courtney Barnes who slotted the mare into the running line before angling her to the inner on the home turn. “It was a very good ride,” Brian Anderton said.

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Ghibellines ticks up another winner

Finn McCool became the latest winner for White Robe Lodge sire Ghibellines when he scored a deserved win at Rotorua last week. The Stephen Marsh trained four-year-old had been a consistent performer, running top-five placings in his six starts leading in to his 1215m victory. After jumping well and putting himself in a handy position on the pace, Finn McCool (Ghibellines-Stage Flash-Lake Coniston) came off heels on the home turn and unwound strongly for his deserved victory for rider Samantha Collett. Finn McCool became the sixth winning foal from his dam, Lake Coniston mare Stage Flash (Lake Coniston-Stage Show-Pax In Bello).

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Maher sends mare to Raise The Flag to Giveherago

Giveherago’s excellent debut win at Cromwell on Friday brought good news for leading Australian trainer Cairon Maher. The four-year-old impressed in her 1220m victory when showing toughness to run down the leaders after copping some buffering on the home turn. Giveherago (Ghibellines-Breathe Easy-Pentire) jumped well and found the lead early then looked to be cruising for rider Courtney Barnes. A sharp move from runner-up Hombre resulted in a shuffling of runners which left Giveherago checked and having to regain her momentum to mount her winning run. The Ghibellines mare did not let the interference stop her and she produced an excellent finish to score a narrow but impressive win in her first start for the Brian and Shane Anderton stable.

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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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