Slipper day honour: Nathan Berry.

Slipper day honour: Nathan Berry. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

The fifth race on Saturday's Golden Slipper day program at Rosehill Gardens will be named in honour of the late jockey Nathan Berry, it was announced on Friday.

The Tulloch Stakes will now be known as the Nathan Berry Tulloch Stakes.

Berry, 23, died on Thursday shortly after returning to Australia after a short illness with Norse syndrome, an acute form of epilepsy with which he was diagnosed after collapsing at trackwork in Singapore last month.

The recently married jockey, who had his biggest success in January when he piloted Unencumbered to the Magic Millions Classic on the Gold Coast, was in the early stages of a four-month riding contract in Singapore when the illness struck.

His twin brother Tommy will ride Order of the Sun in the race named after his brother, while father-in-law Glyn Schofield will be on favourite Atlante.  Berry's brother-in-law Chad Schofield will ride Rodway.