Tonight’s meeting at Addington Raceway in Christchurch has been called off.

The move comes after a mass shooting incident at two mosques, in nearby Riccarton and Linwood.

“In the interest of safety and uncertainty around the unfolding situation in Christchurch, [tonight’s] Addington race meeting has been abandoned,” said Harness Racing New Zealand in a statement.

The meeting included a $20,000 Nevele R Fillies Series heat for three-year-olds, which is likely to be rescheduled, and a $17,500 Sires Stakes Prelude for the three-year-old trotters.