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

Stud and racing team win at Ashburton

White Robe Lodge notched a range of successes at Ashburton on Friday with the wins of Montserrat and Stella Creek. Montserrat ran to a deserved win for White Robe Lodge’s training arm when scoring in rating 65 company over 1600m for trainers Brian and Shane Anderton. The 7yr-old jumped well and put herself on the pace before driving through on the inner to win for rider Racha Cuneen. Montserrat had gone good races in her three starts leading in to her win without quite being able to crack a placing. With three wins on heavy tracks, the mare had been considered a wet tracker.

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Racing team’s treble with Raise The Flag stock

The White Robe Lodge racing team enjoyed a brilliant day out at Wingatui on Sunday with trainers Brian and Shane Anderton producing three winners by resident sire Raise The Flag. Talented but quirky mare Chookie’s Girl (Raise The Flag-Danz A Rook) started the winning run with an impressive victory over 2200m. The 6yr-old did not let her customary slow start stop her from rounding up her rating 62 class opposition and go on to a standout victory for rider Courtney Barnes. The sight of the mare, raced by the estate of prominent former Otago and Southland racing personality the late Val Christophers, missing the jump would have been nothing new for her backers. It is also a sight all too familiar to the Anderton stable, who have tried almost everything to get the promising stayer to ping out of the gates with the rest of the field.

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Spring winners for Ghibellines, Gallant Guru

Just as their foals have started to arrive, the winners have kept flowing for White Robe Lodge sires Ghibellines and Gallant Guru. Quality 3yr-old Ranger (Ghibellines-Turn The Page) started a good week for Ghibellines with a powerful first up win at Avondale on Wednesday for valued clients Markwood Lodge. The White Robe Lodge bred product had run some big races in very strong company in his 12 starts before bolting in by nearly five lengths over 1200m for trainer Debbie Sweeney and rider Craig Grylls. His prior efforts included a second in the listed Champagne Stakes, third equal in the listed Trevor Eagle Memorial and third placings in premier company at both Ellerslie and Hastings.

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Our Teddy Boy fire, Flying Agent incredible

Blinkers sparked talented sprinter-miler Our Teddy Boy back to winning in to winning form at Gore on Friday. The Brian and Shane Anderton trained 6yr-old put two head scratching performances behind him with a decisive victory by nearly five lengths in race 5. Our Teddy Boy was last in his last start over 1600m at Wingatui when rated a $7 win chance. There was no obvious explanation for the performance apart from a lack of interest on the horse’s part.

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Ghibellines pair impress

A flashing finish from Ears The Barman set up an excellent past week for White Robe Lodge sire Ghibellines. The half-brother to Sydney Cup winner and Melbourne Cup placegetter Who Shot Thebarman showed he was in for a big preparation when stretching out stylishly to win over 1300m at Sandown on Thursday. The win was Ears The Barman’s second fresh up victory in his last two campaigns. Though the son of Carolingian mare, Ears Carol, clearly went under punter’s radars at $21 odds, he did not surprise his Melbourne trainer Philip Stokes “He got under my guard when he won his maiden first up last prep at Pakenham on the soft track.”

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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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