Hundreds of members of the public have joined leading racing figures at Rosehill Racecourse to farewell young jockey Nathan Berry.
The 23-year-old died last week from a rare illness after collapsing on March 18 in Singapore where he had just begun a four-month riding contract.
He was brought home last week and died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday.
Many of his riding colleagues have travelled from interstate and overseas to pay their respects.
His identical twin brother Tommy, father-in-law Glyn Schofield and brother-in-law Chad Schofield, all rode at Rosehill on Saturday believing it was what Nathan would have wanted.
Nathan Berry married Whitney Schofield in February and was named as a star on the rise in international racing.
At the request of his family, people are wearing blue to the service to recognise Berry’s favourite colour.
The annual Easter Yearling sale, due to start on Tuesday morning, has been put back several hours to allow as many people as possible to attend the funeral.
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