Trigger, legendary horse of Roy Rogers, to be sold at Christie’s auction

An upcoming Christie’s auction in New York City will feature the belongings of movie cowboy Roy Rogers — including the preserved remains of his famous horse, Trigger.

Roy Rogers had his faithful companion preserved with taxidermy in 1965. The presale estimate for the dead horse is $100,000 to $200,000. The auction also will offer another kind of horsepower — Rogers’ 1964 Bonneville convertible, adorned with collectible silver dollars. It’s estimated at $100,000 to $150,000. Hand-drawn music for the theme song "Happy Trails" has a presale estimate of $300 to $500.

Christie’s in Manhattan held a preview Friday for next week’s auction. The items are from the now-closed Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Branson, Mo.

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