A Nebraska cable-television network has bought Roy Rogers’ stuffed and mounted companion and co-star of "The Roy Rogers Show," his horse Trigger, for $266,500, reports the Associated Press.
The cowboy’s horse had been pegged to sell for between $100,000 to $200,000 at a Christie’s auction, the story says. The auction sold many other items once owned by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, which were put up for sale after the closure of the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans museum in Branson, Mo.
Steve Campione, the chief financial officer of Nebraska’s RFD-TV, said the network bought the horse because Rogers reflects the company’s values. The network airs programming focusing on agricultural, equine and country living, the AP says.
Trigger, who appeared on NBC’s "The Roy Rogers Show" during its six seasons from 1951-57, will either be displayed at the network’s office or at its owner’s house, the story adds.