In light of the ongoing challenges presented by the coronavirus, Tattersalls announced on Friday that the Ascot November and December Sales have been cancelled for 2020.

Posting the news on its website, Tattersalls said: “Clients looking to offer Horses in Training for sale have the option of entering the Tattersalls Newmarket Autumn Horses in Training Sale which will be staged from the October 26-30 at Park Paddocks.

“For those looking for a platform to offer breeding stock – entries for the Tattersalls December Mares Sale which takes place from November 30-December 3 close on September 14 and entries can also be made online.

“Tattersalls looks forward to returning to Ascot racecourse and holding sales in the new year and aim to publicise the 2021 sales dates within the coming months.”