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

Ghibellines son Markus Aurelius heads outstanding Cup Week

White Robe Lodge stallion Ghibellines continued his success when Markus Aurelius clinched his sire’s first Group race victory in the Coupland’s Bakeries Mile amid strong results at the New Zealand Cup Carnival. The all-White Robe Lodge product, by Ghibellines from Brian and Lorraine Anderton’s Shinzig mare Evancho, produced a powerful display to win the $230,000 Group Two feature on the middle day of New Zealand Cup week. The victory continued a remarkable journey the five-year-old began at the 2018 South Island Sale when purchased from White Robe Lodge by Te Akau Racing's David Ellis for the bargain price of $13,000. After excellent performances over 1400m in the Coupland’s Bakeries Mile Trial and Prelude, Markus Aurelius was primed to run a big race in the Coupland’s Bakeries Mile. He didn’t let his army of supporters down when pulling out the biggest performance of his career to see his sire crowned a Group producing stallion.

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WRL Team fire on Melbourne Cup Day

White Robe Lodge has enjoyed plenty of success on Melbourne Cup Day at Wingatui and it continued when Brian and Shane Anderton produced two quinellas at this year’s meeting. Firstly, Prowler returned to racing in emphatic style when holding out her stablemate Capo Dell Impero to win race 2. Then, Direct Flight also produced a big fresh up win in race 8, with Ruby’s Lad following her across the line in second. Second placings from Slammer and Exchange added to a big day out on Tuesday on one of the biggest days of racing on the White Robe Lodge team’s home track.

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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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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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