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

Raise The Flag flies high in Aussie again

The team behind staying star Flying Agent have their sights on the prestigious Grand National Steeplechase following their horse’s powerful victory in the A$150,000 Crisp Steeplechase at Sandown. The White Lobe born, bred and developed son of Raise The Flag furthered his outstanding record in Victorian staying features when cruising away from his opposition to win the 4200m feature for trainer Amy McDonald and rider Lee Horner. The victory was Flying Agent’s (Raise The Flag-Nancy Wake-Personal Escort) tenth over jumps in Australia and took his prize money earnings past $450,000 for White Robe Lodge clients Dean Lawrence, Diana Duff-Staniland and Paul Duffus. The trio bought Flying Agent at the 2014 New Zealand Bloodstock South Island Yearling Sale for $24,000. They now race the steeplechaser with a group of clients from the McDonald stable.

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Eavesdrop adds to magic Ghibellines-Yamanin Vital cross

Eavesdrop (Ghibellines-Rugby Street-Yamanin Vital) didn’t just win at Oamaru on Sunday, she absolutely bolted in. The Brian and Shane Anderton trained five-year-old put on a brilliant display when clearing out to win by a massive 11 and a half lengths for rider Corey Campbell. “She won at the same meeting last year, in the same conditions,” Brian Anderton said. “She likes the cut out of the ground and when she gets onto heavy tracks her record is very good.” “She was unlucky in her last start at Wingatui but Corey took luck out of it today.” “The way she got to the line was very impressive.” It is no wonder Eavesdrop performed so well when stepping up to 2200m on Sunday. She is from a great staying family, with her dam Rugby Street (Yamanin Vital) a half-sister to the dam of Who Shot Thebarman (Yamanin Vital-Ears Carol-Carolingian).

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Ghibellines enjoys outstanding season

s the racing season draws to an end, Ghibellines is approaching the completion of a remarkable 12 months. The stallion’s stocks continue to rise and his progeny are set to round out their biggest season on the track as winter arrives and a new season of racing appears on the horizon. With just a matter of weeks left in the current season, Ghibellines sits inside the top 10 on the New Zealand sires premiership table. WRL Studmaster Wayne Stewarts has confirmed the stallion will stand at a fee of $8000+gst in the 2022-23 breeding season. Considering the impact his stock have made on the track through recent stakes winners Markus Aurelius (Ghibellines-Evancho-Shinzig), Live Drama (Ghibellines-Sheeza Drama-Pure Theatre), Palmetto (Ghibellines-Carolina Island-Darci Brahma) Smokin Romans (Ghibellines-Inferno-Yamanin Vital) and Burgie (Ghibellines-Norah-Gallant Guru), that fee represents outstanding value.

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Last Bid continues Ghibellines hot form

Last Bid is a full sister to Giveherago (Ghibellines-Breathe Easy-Pentire), who has won three races for trainers Brian and Shane Anderton. “She has done a great job, she is in the paddock at the moment but we will bring her back in half way through the winter.” Last Bid is raced by Lachie McLachlan and his racing partners J E Coates, D C McLachlan and the Central South Syndicate. Lachie McLachlan and J E Coates also bred and race Giveherago. McLachlan decided to move on from breeding Breathe Easy and leading Australian trainer Ciaron Maher snapped her up. The mare has left a three-year-old by Raise The Flag in Peaceful Protest who had his first jumpout in Victoria last week for the Henry Dwyer stable.

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Heberite another Raise The Flag star

Heberite scored another big win in a Victorian staying feature for White Robe Lodge’s resident sire Raise The Flag with his epic staying performance in the Grand Annual Steeplechase at Warnambool earlier this month. The incredible staying genetics of White Robe Lodge shone through in the rich A$350,000 feature when Heberite (Raise The Flag-Arurtie-Rua Rukana) produced an epic staying performance for trainers Cairon Maher and David Eustace and rider William McCartney. The victory was the second in recent seasons in one of the biggest staying events on the Victorian racing calendar for Raise The Flag, after the Maher-Eustace stable produced Ablaze (Raise The Flag-Alight-Personal Escort) to win the Grand Annual Steeplechase in 2020. White Robe lodge clients Ian and Sue Nichol and Ray and Alison Kean share in the ownership of Heberite, who they won four races with when he was trained at White Robe Lodge by Brian and Shane Anderton.

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Deserved stakes win for Burgie

All signs point to Burgie delivering even more success in the spring when she returns from a well-deserved spell. Burgie (Ghibellines-Norah-Gallant Guru) powered out of the pack to win the Listed Warstep Stakes at Riccarton last month to cap an excellent autumn for trainers Brian and Shane Anderton. After her fifth in her previous start in the NZB Insurance Stakes at Riccarton and splitting two quality colts in Fire Glow and Palametto (by Ghibellines) in her prior outing, the filly was due her turn in the winner’s circle. And she took it when relishing the step up to 2000m under rider Terry Moseley. “She was very unlucky in her last start, she ran the fastest last 600m of the race,” Brian Anderton said.

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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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