The Kentucky Derby may have its mint juleps and celebrities, but the only ostrich feathers you'll spy are in the brims of the outrageous hat selection. Not so at the sixth annual Summer Quarter Horse Meet at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots! Zebra stripes will be just a blur as they zip past to the finish line. Ostriches will leave a flurry of feathers. And the ponies certainly won't miss their chance to shine either. The fourteen-day quarter horse season runs Wednesdays - Saturdays from August 14 until September 7, capping off with Abita's Tails & Ales Beer Festival on the closing night. First post at 1 pm on Wednesday - Friday; 4 pm on Saturday. Free general admission; $15 on exotic animal racing nights (August 17 and August 24). Clubhouse admission is $25 for adults; $10 kids. $35 for Tails & Ales Beer Festival. (504) 944-5515 or fgno.com.