(Edited press release)
Dale Schenian, Paul Allen, and Little Bro Lantis will be inducted into the Canterbury Park Hall of Fame at a brunch July 29.
Schenian, vice chairman on the Canterbury Park board of directors since 1995, was a force behind the purchase of the Shakopee racetrack along with Curtis and Randy Sampson in 1994.
Schenian has been involved in Minnesota racing since the 1980s and stood the successful stallion North Prospect for many years. For the past two decades, Schenian and his wife, Bette, have campaigned their homebreds at Canterbury Park. Schenian is best known as owner and breeder of multiple stakes winner and Canterbury Park Hall of Famer Crocrock.
Allen has been the race caller at Canterbury since 1995. Nicknamed the "voice of Canterbury," he is known for injecting a youthful exuberance into his race calls, appealing to race-goers of all generations.
Little Bro Lantis won races at Canterbury Park and Canterbury Downs. The South Dakota-bred son of Lost Atlantis won 23 of 120 lifetime starts, six of them at Canterbury.
"His versatility was really something," trainer Merrill Scherer said. "He could run short, long, on the grass, on the dirt or mud. It didn’t make any difference."
Little Bro Lantis finished his career with eight stakes victories, including the 1993 Stars and Stripes Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park. He set the current course record at Arlington Park for 1 1/16 miles on the turf.