Peter Comiskey scoops World Championshop Buckle at Willinga Park

REIGNING CHAMPION: Back-to-back winner Peter Comiskey from Queensland scooped $100,000 at Willinga Park on the weekend. Photo: Stephen Mowbray Photography.
REIGNING CHAMPION: Back-to-back winner Peter Comiskey from Queensland scooped $100,000 at Willinga Park on the weekend. Photo: Stephen Mowbray Photography.

Peter Comiskey's bank account received a healthy boost last year and the Queenslander has given it a healthy top up again after winning the World Championship Gold Buckle at Willinga Park on Saturday.

Four thousand people converged on Willinga Park to watch the country's top campdrafters battle it out for the $100,000 grand prize - the richest purse in campdraft history.

Competition was tough and only one point separated the top four riders but Comiskey retained his title.

It was a long drive for Comiskey, who travelled more than 20 hours from the small town of Nebo in Central QLD, where he operates a cattle station.

Spectators were treated to three days of good weather and entertainment, culminating in the hotly contested final.

As the final competition opened, the cattle were so tough that the first three competitors could only get a score for cut out.

This year, the cattle made the riders work for their money. Out of 30 finalists, 60 per cent completed the course, and less than five points split the top ten riders.

Kimberley Sammon was the first of the riders to complete the course.

When the dust settled, the top of the leader board was extremely tight with the final coming down to the wire.

Riding horse Brittany, Comiskey finished with a combined aggregate score of 178.67.

Josh Barnett, riding Duckreygeous from Singleton finished the final with 178.3, just 0.3 of a point behind Peter Comiskey.

Hugh Miles also proved he is an elite competitor finishing in third place, riding Two Timing Chic.

Kimberley Sammon not only broke through to have the first completed course, but she also hung on to that score and finished fourth on Juliette's Romeo.

Preparations are already underway for the 2020 Willinga Park World Championship Gold Buckle Campdraft.

This story Back-to-back winner leaves Willinga Park $100,000 richer first appeared on South Coast Register.

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