No races today at Motukarara

Today's meeting at Motukarara has been abandoned because of surface water on the track.

Harness Racing New Zealand's track and venue inspector John Denton has been on-site and says the surface water is about six metres wide and is right in the middle of the track close to the winning post.

"It has been deemed as dangerous and we can't go ahead today," he says.

The abandonment follows an inclement few days in and around Christchurch including a deluge overnight on Friday and continuing into Saturday.

A total of eleven races had been scheduled, starting at 12.27pm.

No decisions have been made on whether the meeting will be cancelled altogether, or postponed to another date.

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