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

Tommyra gives Raise The Flag huge Waikato Hurdles win

It was a case of another big jumps race and another big win for Raise The Flag when Tommyra won the Waikato Hurdles at Te Rapa on Saturday. There was no need for a photo finish when the 7yr-old powered away from his rivals to win the premier jumps event by a massive fourteen and a half lengths for rider Hamish McNeill. Winning the $50,000 feature completed a long range plan trainer Toby Autridge had for the son of Blues Traveller mare, Hippo Priscilla. Tommyra signalled he was on track for his big race target when second in a good field and Wanganui and third in his last start at Te Rapa. “With that bit of rain we got over the last day or so, it made it more of a staying contest and that really suited him,” Autridge told NZ Racing Desk.

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Racing team in stylish Wingatui return

The White Robe Lodge racing team returned to its home track in style on Friday with a winning double at the first Wingatui meeting since lockdown. Slammer was clearly bursting to get back to the roomy circuit with a strong staying performance to win race 1. Rider Corey Campbell found an economical trip for the Raise The Flag 7yr-old, who was too tough for his opposition over 2200m. Like so many of the stock of Raise The Flag, Slammer has rewarded the patience of his group of owners by developing in to a quality stayer after a good early grounding. The son of With Class mare, Agavero, has really hit his straps with Friday’s win being his third his last five starts.

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Ablaze stamps class in Grand National

Raise The Flag’s superstar stayer Ablaze stamped himself as Australia’s best jumper and set up a shot at a historic jumping double when taking out the Grand National Hurdles at Sandown on Sunday. The 9yr-old, born at White Robe Lodge and bred by Brian Anderton with Mickle Weastall, produced the toughest of efforts to lead all of the way to win the A$250,000 feature for rider Steven Jackson. Ablaze’s winner’s cheque took his career earnings to the massive tally of A$742,990. Banking that much prize money has been no fluke, with trainers Cairon Maher and David Eustace seeing the quality in the ex-Brian and Shane Anderton trained galloper and aiming him at Victoria’s rich staying and jumping features. Banking that much prize money has been no fluke, with trainers Cairon Maher and David Eustace seeing the quality in the ex-Brian and Shane Anderton trained galloper and aiming him at Victoria’s rich staying and jumping features.

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Winners keep flowing for Raise The Flag

The longer the season goes on, the better it gets for Raise The Flag. The White Robe Lodge sire has continued his incredible recent form by producing winners on both sides of the Tasman. Progressive Riccarton galloper Athene powered through testing conditions to score career win number two on her home track last weekend. Athene has returned from a spell like a horse that is ready to move through the grades. The 4yr-old produced an excellent first up run for trainer Neill Ridley, working home stylishly over 1000m.

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Where’s Wally mightily impressive

Ghibellines 3yr-old Where’s Wally looked both mighty and powerful when producing an impressive debut win at Riccarton last weekend. The Andrew Carston trained galloper looked like a horse with a big future when running away from his opposition to score by four and a half lengths over 1200m. With just one trial and one race day appearance under his belt, there should be a stack of improvement in Where’s Wally. “It was a really nice win by Where’s Wally, he’s a pretty nice horse,” Carston told NZ Racing Desk. “There’s a lot of upside to him - he has only had one trial leading into that, but he was pretty dominant.” The way Where’s Wally attacked the finishing line suggests he would relish more distance. That should come as no surprise after seeing his pedigree.

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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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