Dust off the fascinators and brush up on your equestrian knowledge for the start of the racing season at the world’s most famous racecourse.

The Investec Spring Meeting kicks off the season at Epsom Downs Racecourse next month. 

The feature race on the day will be the Investec Derby Trial, which will be worth £50,000 – almost double its 2013 value – and will offer the winner automatic entry into the Epsom Derby. 

The card also boasts a number of valuable and competitive handicaps from which the winners are often horses to follow over the season.

The racecourse says: "Our Investec Spring Meeting is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy high-class racing at Epsom Downs in a comfortable atmosphere.

"Why not take time to familiarise yourself with all the facilities we have here, take a look at the Investec Derby and Investec Oaks trophies which will be on display and enjoy one of the very best and most famous views in racing?"

Investec Spring Meeting; Epsom Downs Racecourse; April 23, gates open at 12.30pm, first race at 2.20pm; call 0844 5793004; click here.