LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05:  Bob Barker attends the set of "The Price Is Right" to celebrate his 90th Birthday at CBS Television City on November 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
TV - Movies
The Bizarre Time
A Contestant
Won A Horse On
The Price Is Right
"The Price of Right" often tests contestants' knowledge of pricing and things like refrigerators, blenders, cars, patio sets, and all expenses paid vacations on the line, players can walk away with some truly interesting prizes. In 1958, a person took home a rather unique prize when they won a two-year-old Palomino horse.
The winner of that horse was Carl Slater, who also took home a dining room set, a suit of armor, and a trip to Scotland, all of which made him something of a local celebrity at the time in his hometown. The value of all of Slater's winnings was initially reported at $6,000, but those prizes would be worth over $50,000 by today's standards.
At the time of Slater's win, Palominos would have had a different value, but still, winning a horse on a game show has to be one of the strangest things to take home. At least a couple of good stories came out of that surprising win.