“The curse of Apollo” as it’s called, harks back to the year 1882 when the three-year-old Apollo defeated the field of horses in the Kentucky Derby after not having raced as a two-year-old. Since the era of Apollo, 61 horses who did not race as two-year-olds have competed in the Derby. All 61 fell short. By breaking the curse, Justify’s victory has notably raised the bar in horse racing.
The Vegas Golden Knights have risen to power and crushed their competition night after night since they began the 2017-18 season. Many still have their doubts about this team, but are they right in doing so? Are the Golden Knights only doing well because of luck? If so, when will their luck run out?