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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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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Patient approach to produce more success

White Robe Lodge will take a patient approach with their smart recent winners Mayor Of Norwood and Ru Bradar. Mayor Of Norwood (Ghibellines-Gallant Babe-Gallant Guru) continued the brilliant association between the Anderton family and the family of the late Pat Smith when he ran to a smart victory over 1600m at Ascot Park. Also adding to the great run of success from the stock of Gallant Guru mares, Ru Bradar (Darci Brahma-Gallant Ruby-Gallant Guru) was a winner over 1200m also at Invercargill. Mayor Of Norwood will head to the paddock after going one better than his good last start second placing to win at Ascot Park. A patient approach has worked wonders with his close relations Patrick Erin and Gallant Boy and it will again be a applied to the three-year-old.

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Special wins honour Steven Anderton

In moments that have transcended racing, Brian Anderton and the White Robe Lodge team enjoyed touching moments honouring the late Steven Anderton with two special wins over the past month. Firstly on Champion’s Day at Wingatui, the Brian and Shane Anderton trained All Ashore ran to victory in the Steven Anderton Memorial in the colours of the late horseman’s aunty Lorraine Anderton. Nevets – Steven spelled backwards in honour of Steven’s memory– then produced another special moment when she ran to victory at Gore on Friday. Nevets is raced by Brian and Lorraine Anderton along with Hec Anderton and long-time friend and client of White Robe Lodge, Eric Parr. Though he has won hundreds of races and countless features during his long career, Nevets’ victory stood out as something very special for Brian Anderton.

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Ghibellines dominates Southern Guineas races

Palmetto completed an utter domination of the Southern Guineas Triple Crown by Ghibellines with his victory in the Listed Southland Guineas at Ascot Park on Saturday. Palmetto (Ghibellines-Carolina Island-Darcia Brahma) added the Invercargill feature to his victory in the Listed Dunedin Guineas when running to the easiest of victories for trainer Sally McKay and longtime former White Robe Lodge rider Shankar Muniandy. With White Robe Lodge’s Ruby’s Lad (Ghibellines-Ruby’s Rose-Gallant Guru) running a narrow second in the Listed Gore Guineas, the Southern Guineas Triple Crown was completely dominated by Ghibellines, who continues to produce high quality racehorses which win good races across Australasia.

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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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