It may not have been a Melbourne Cup field but it was still classy with some 18 riders -jockeys and apprentices- involved.

Clearly our hoops are quality stayers. You have to be fit to run in the Chevron, City-Surf 12km annual race.

In the process the hoops raised over $17,000, from industry participants, in aid of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation for sick children.

Well done to all riders for their athleticism and fund raising efforts.