Orb splashed through the slop to win the 139th Kentucky Derby, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 3-year-old classic.

When the field turned for home on the cool, overcast Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs, Normandy Invasion grabbed the lead while Orb was gearing up. But in the deep stretch, Orb prevailed, carrying Joel Rosario to his first Derby win.

According to the Wall Street Journal, a $2 win bet on Orb paid 12.80. The live odds on the Kentucky Derby website reports that more than $4.7 million was wagered on Orb of the $36.6 million gambled on the race, making the horse a 5-1 favorite as betting closed.

“I’ve always dreamed of this day and it finally came,” 62-year-old McGaughey said after the race.

Long shot Golden Soul was second with Revolutionary third.

Normandy Invasion faded to fourth.

Orb, the 5-1 favorite, ran the 1 1/4 miles in 2:02.89

Here’s video of the exciting race:

And here are some photos:

Orb Wins 139th Kentucky Derby

The field comes out of the gate to start the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. Credit: Getty Images

Orb Wins 139th Kentucky Derby

The field races down the front stretch during the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. Credit: Getty Images)

Orb Wins 139th Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby winner Orb with jockey Joel Rosario crosses the finish line to win the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. Credit: Getty Images

Orb Wins 139th Kentucky Derby

Joel Rosario atop Orb on his way to winning the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. Credit: Getty Images

Orb Wins 139th Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby winner Orb with jockeyJoel Rosarioreacts after crossing the finish line to win the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. Credit: Getty Images

Orb Wins 139th Kentucky Derby

Joel Rosario atop Orb reacts after winning the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. Credit: Getty Images

Orb Wins 139th Kentucky Derby

Joel Rosario atop Orb reacts after winning the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. Credit: Getty Images

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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