Author(s): Wally O'Hearn
When Brian Anderton recorded his first win as an apprentice jockey, little did he know it was a step towards establishing himself as a legend of the New Zealand racing industry. BJ, as he is well known, is a silent achiever in the industry, a humble man who has never sought publicity but has earned it. After enjoying success as a jockey, he has become one of the country's leading trainers and a member of the elite group of horsemen to prepare more than 1000 winners in New Zealand. He has also established White Robe Lodge (his stud named in honour of his first winner) as a leading breeding nursery and the home of champion sires as Noble Bijou and Mellay. BJ is also an inductee into the NZ Racing Hall Of Fame and a recipient of an Outstanding Contribution to Racing award. BJ - the White Robe Legacy is Brian Anderton's story as he tells it, reliving the hard times, the fun times and recent health issues which have failed to halt his input into the world he loves so much.