The year a race horse won the Triple Crown would be an example of the apogee of his career.
The place in the moon’s orbit where it stops traveling away from the earth and begins traveling towards the earth is an example of its apogee.
Origin of apogee
- French apogée from New Latin apogaeum from Greek apogaion from neuter of apogaios far from the earth apo- apo- gaia earth
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition