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

Sydney Cup win elevates Raise The Flag to world stage

Raise The Flag achieved success on the world stage and continued White Robe Lodge’s rich thoroughbred breeding legacy when Etah James won the Sydney Cup at Randwick. The blueblood son of Sadler’s Wells notched his first group 1 win as a sire and furthered the incredible record of his dam, Hasili, when his 7yr-old daughter prevailed for trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace and rider Glen Boss. Success in good Australian races with rich purses is nothing new for Raise The Flag, who has compiled an incredible record across the Tasman. Etah James, from Danasinga mare, Etah, recorded her sire’s tenth stakes win from just 31 starters in Australia.

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Raise the Flag running hot

The progeny of regally-bred stallion Raise The Flag continue to make an impact on staying and jumping features in Australia. The White Robe Lodge stallion is the sire of Tuesday’s dominant Warrnambool Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) winner Ablaze. The win comes less than a month after Raise The Flag’s daughter Etah James took out the Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) while a host of progressive staying and jumping prospects, including Novice Hurdle (3200m) winner Riding High, continue to ably represent the South Island stallion. A son of the great Sadler’s Wells, Raise The Flag’s dam is the stakes-winning mare Hasili, dam of Group One winners Banks Hill, Intercontinental, Cacique, Heat Haze and Champs Elysees in addition to Group Two winner Dansili, who went on to became a champion sire.

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Raise The Flag unstoppable in Victoria

Third time's usually a charm and for Flag Edition (Raise The Flag – Ears Carol) – her third win this season was another turning point in the 5yr-old mare's career. It was far from the glamorous finish that saw her street them at Pakenham last start, but the gutsy "grind it out" win up the inside at Werribee puts bigger things firmly on the radar for the half-sister to Sydney Cup winner and Melbourne Cup placegetter, Who Shot Thebarman (Yamanin Vital – Ears Carol) . It was also her third win over the mile and trainer Michelle Payne said she was very proud of our girl ‘Raisin’.

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Rising star Ablaze wins Grand Annual Steeplechase

By Jonny Turner White Robe Lodge bred stayer Ablaze confirmed his status as Australia’s next jumping star when winning the Grand Annual Steeplechase at Warrnambool on Tuesday. The 8yr-old son of Raise The Flag and Personal Escort mare, Alight, produced an emphatic victory when bolting away with the 5500m staying test by an impressive eight lengths. Arguably the most impressive aspect of Ablaze’s impressive victory, for trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, was that it came in just his fourth jumping start.

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Dwyer full of praise for Raise The Flag

Melbourne trainer Henry Dwyer sung the praises of White Robe Lodge sire Raise The Flag following Riding High’s win over hurdles at Warrnambool on Tuesday. The Raise The Flag 6yr-old from Anziyan mare, Enzed, remained unbeaten over fences when powering along the inner to win a novice hurdle event for rider Tom Saddler. Riding High was bred Kathryn Abernethy, of Mosgiel, and raced by Brian and Lorraine Anderton in partnership with Terry and Kate Burke, of New South Wales. The owners sold the horse to clients of Dwyer’s stable after winning twice from Brian and Shane Anderton’s White Robe Lodge Stable. The breeders sold the horse to clients of Dwyer’s stable after winning twice from Brian and Shane Anderton’s White Robe Lodge stable.

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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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