Roy Rogers' stuffed horse, Trigger, has been
sold at auction in New York City for more than $266,000.
Christie's says Rogers' faithful companion was bought by RFD-TV
in Omaha, Neb., at an auction Wednesday of items from the
now-closed Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Branson, Mo.
The television network's chief financial officer says Rogers
reflects the company's values. The station calls itself "Rural
America's Most Important Network."
CFO Steve Campione says the company hopes to start its own
museum. He says the company is looking to buy more Rogers items at
Rogers had Trigger preserved with taxidermy in 1965. The presale
estimate for the horse was $100,000 to $200,000.
The sale price included the buyer's premium.