Local lad Will wins 1000km adventure horse race

Dingo pictured at front. Photos by Richard Dunwoody and Laurence Squire for Mongol Derby.
Dingo pictured at front. Photos by Richard Dunwoody and Laurence Squire for Mongol Derby.

WILL Comiskey, the lad they call Dingo now based at Royston, Boggailla has taken out equal first place in one of the toughest horse back challenges on earth, the Mongol Derby.

Dingo pictured at front. Photos by Richard Dunwoody and Laurence Squire for Mongol Derby.

Dingo pictured at front. Photos by Richard Dunwoody and Laurence Squire for Mongol Derby.

All this  while exceeding his fundraising goal for the Royal Flying Doctors.

Will’s Mongol Derby adventure was born from the desire to challenge himself and raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Will set out to raise $10,000 which he had managed to do before he left and has now raised $13,695 dollars for this organisation that is close to his heart. 

Photos by Richard Dunwoody and Laurence Squire for Mongol Derby

Photos by Richard Dunwoody and Laurence Squire for Mongol Derby

“A lot of my work is done in western Queensland and they had picked up my dad and flew him to Brisbane after he cut off his fingers” Will said. 

“They provide a vital service to ringers in western Queensland and have picked up some of my friends when it would have taken a vehicle a day to get there to help,” Will said. 

Will and his competitors have traveled 1000 km race through Mongolia on horseback, more details to come. 

Will said he felt encouragedin his journey by the generosity of his sponsors, especially given the widespread drought that still grips many places in Queensland. 

We first reported on Will in the Moree Champion here. 

You can follow the remainder of the competitors here.