Sir Winston made a decisive move early in the straight to win the Grade One 151st Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.

The final leg of a controversial 2019 Triple Crown Series, saw a field of ten race over 1 ½ miles of the dirt track, including the Preakness Stakes winner War Of Will.

The race got underway with Joevia to the inside and Tax prominent.

Joevia led into the first turn, with Tax to his outside and then a length break to Spinoff, War Of Will, Everfast and Intrepid Heart, while the Japanese runner Master Fencer, sat last.

Down the back stretch, Joevia continued to lead from Tax and Spinoff.

At the far turn, Tax joined the leader with the big guns having not played their hands.

Into the home stretch, Joevia and Tax led, while War Of Will was closing with Sir Winston and from wider out, Tacitus was asked to close.

It was Sir Winston who made the move and went past War Of Will, while Joevia stuck to his guns on the inside rail.

Joel Rosario and Sir Winston went into a length lead, but tired late on.

At the line he had a length to spare over Tacitus, who did his best work late on, having failed to find enough early in the straight, when asked for his effort.

Joevia kept on for a gallant third, ahead of Tax, as War Of Will, involved in a bumping match with Tacitus on the final turn, bombed out.

Winning trainer Mark Casse, ended up winning two legs of the Triple Crown.