The combined Tattersalls Craven and Ascot Breeze-Up Sale will now take place on June 25 with the breeze to take place three days earlier on June 22.

News of the date change, which was made in consultation with Goffs UK and Arqana, is in response to Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course being allocated fixtures on June 18-20.

Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said: “It is unfortunate that we have had to make yet another change to the dates for the combined Tattersalls Craven and Ascot Breeze-Up Sale, but we are all constantly having to respond to events outside our control.

“These dates are now set in stone and have been agreed in full consultation with Goffs UK and Arqana, whose breeze-up sale date had been similarly affected.

“As well as giving buyers an extended period in which to view the horses prior to the sale, Tattersalls will be reintroducing live internet bidding as well as telephone bidding on the day of the sale.

“In association with GBRI and ITM we have also commissioned pre-sale video footage of all Tattersalls breeze-up two-year-olds and these can now be viewed on our website.

“On a practical level, in line with prevailing government guidelines, the sale will be restricted to those attending in a professional capacity. Full health protocols will need to be adhered to by all those attending the sale and we will be circulating full details to vendors and purchasers alike in the coming days.

“We are looking forward to staging the first live sale of the 2020 European breeze-up season and to providing as vibrant a market for these high class two-year-olds as we possibly can.”