It must be the season, as the year comes to an end with the celebration in the U.K. of the Cartier Racing Awards, and this evening the KZN Breeders’ Awards. Cartier announced on Wednesday evening the six Champions of Europe, including Sollskjaer’s half brother, Yeats, who earned his second Stayer of the Year title. The European Champions for 2007 were:

Cartier Champion Older Horse and Horse of the Year
Dylan Thomas – by Danehill/Lagrion (Diesis)

Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt
Authorized – by Montjeu/Funzie (Saumerez)

Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly
Peeping Fawn – by Danehill/Maryinsky (Sadler’s Wells)

Cartier Stayer of the Year
Yeats – by Sadler’s Wells/Lyndonville (Top Ville)

Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt
New Approach – Galileo/Park Express (Ahonoora)

Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly
Natagora – by Divine Light/Reinamixa (Linamix)

Cartier Sprinter of the Year
Red Clubs – by Red Ransom/Two Clubs (First Trump)