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

WRL sires run hot across Australasia over Easter

White Robe Lodge stallions delivered even sweeter treats than the Easter Bunny when their progeny went on winning spree across Australasia over the long weekend. A highly successful run was wrapped up close to home at Riverton on Monday when Raise The Flag mare Born To Be Bad broke her maiden over 2147m. After a string of consistent performances, Born To Be Bad (Raise The Flag-Hazardous-Yamanin Vital) produced her best effort yet when powering away from her rivals to win by almost six lengths.

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Ghibellines in unstoppable form

White Robe Lodge stallion Ghibellines was in simply unstoppable form over the weekend producing winners across New Zealand. The stallion notched a winning treble at Wingatui on Saturday before his very promising son Markus Aurelius completed an outstanding two days with his victory on New Zealand Derby Day at Ellerslie on Sunday. Ghibellines’ quartet of wins all came with stock born at White Robe Lodge and bred or bred in partnership by Brian and Lorraine Anderton. Live Drama (Ghibellines-Sheeza Dream-Pure Theatre) continued her outstanding form when notching her fourth consecutive win in the open 1200m event at Wingatui.

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Ghibellines running hot across Australasia

Exchange continued a brilliant run of form for White Robe Lodge sire Ghibellines with his win on Champions Day at Wingatui. Ghibellines has been on the hottest of runs, producing five individual winners in the space of just ten days. Imperial Party (Ghibellines-Politic-Corrupt) started things off with his smart 2100m victory at Hastings for trainer Felix Campbell, late last month. Zigallene (Ghibellines-Zigalong-Danzighill) then continued her brilliant form in Queensland next by notching the sixth win of her career in the Kingscliff Cup at Murwillumbah. The Brian and Lorraine Anderton bred Swelter Magic (Ghibellines-Swelter-Yamanin Vital) struck next. The smart filly looks on her way to competing in feature Oaks races after making it two wins in January with her 2100m win at Stoney Creek for trainer Kevin Corstens.

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Raise The Flag dominates Dunedin Gold Cup

A plan hatched between trainers John Phillips and Danny Crozier produced the perfect result when Raise The Flag mare Madam De Soir won the Dunedin Gold Cup at Wingatui on Saturday. The nine-year-old was having just her second start for Crozier when she powered home from off the speed to take out the listed 2400m feature. Phillips had prepared Madam De Soir (Raise The Flag-Grace De Soir-Volksraad) for more than sixty starts before sending her to Crozier’s Riccarton stable so she could be aimed at Saturday’s race.   “Johnny really wanted to have a crack at this race, but it wasn’t easy for him to get her ready in Winton,” Crozier told NZ Racing Desk.

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Sales Yearling Snapped Up

It was mission accomplished for White Robe Lodge at the Karaka Yearling Sales after when each member of its 2021 draft went to a good home last week. The 100% clearance rate was headed by the $120,000 sale of an Almanzour filly from Yamanin Vital mare Swelter. Studmaster Wayne Stewart was delighted that the yearling was headed to leading Melbourne trainer Danny O’Brien. “It is a good result to have her going to Danny O’Brien’s stable.” “He is one of the top trainers in Melbourne and she will get every opportunity there.”

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Ghibellines serves up Wingatui reminder

Ghibellines showed both his class and his versatility as a sire on a standout day at Wingatui on Saturday. The White Robe Lodge stallion produced wins with Live Drama and Direct Flight as well as placings with Exchange and Verdigris. Live Drama (Ghibellines-Sheeza Drama-Pure Theatre) again showed her class when running to a powerful win over 1200m The four-year-old, bred and sold by Brian and Lorraine Anderton, never looked like being beaten when jumping well and then trailing before powering away from her rivals to win for trainer Lance Robinson and rider Tina Comignaghi. That victory came after Direct Flight (Ghibellines-Preferred Flight-Raise The Flag) showed her promise when flashing home to win over 1600m.

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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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