Star Mare Washington Blue to Feature in the Tattersalls Online November Sale

WASHINGTON BLUE, the dam of impressive recent Keeneland Grade 3 winner ROMAGNA MIA, is set to be one of the highlights of the Tattersalls Online November Sale scheduled for the 22 – 23 November.


The Team Valor owned WASHINGTON BLUE is being offered in foal to proven Group 1 sire STARSPANGLEDBANNER who has had a memorable year on the global racing stage with his progeny continuing to achieve top-level success, including Group 1 Prix Jean Romanet winner ARISTIA, Group 2 Rockfel Stakes winner CARLA’S WAY as well as 2022 Group 1 Hong Kong Mile winner CALIFORNIA SPANGLE who has added two more Group 2 victories to his record in 2023.


Trained by leading American trainer Graham Motion, ROMAGNA MIA, also winner of the Group 2 Premio Lydia Tesio, is being aimed at the $2.5 million H. H. The Amir Trophy in Qatar in February. In her two North American starts to date, the four-year old daughter of MASTERCRAFTSMAN has placed third in the Grade 1 Beverly D. Stakes before securing a three-length victory in the Grade 3 Dowager Stakes at Keeneland in October, earning her a Timeform rating of 112 in the process. 


The dam of three winners from four foals of racing age, WASHINGTON BLUE’s two-year-old daughter ARETHA STAR is another exciting prospect having won impressively on debut in Rome. The daughter of POSTPONED was narrowly beaten on her next start, establishing herself as a candidate for next year’s Oaks D’Italia. 


WASHINGTON BLUE is out of the DAYLAMI mare POWDER BLUE and is a granddaughter of Champion Two-Year-Old filly BLUE DUSTER, herself the winner of the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes and the Group 3 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot and grandam of top class mares FANTASIA and PINK SYMPHONY.

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Online November Sale will be published on 16 November and can be viewed at All enquiries for the sale can be directed to