07/24/2007 11:00PM

Thee to be inducted intto Hall


Little Bro Lantis, track announcer Paul Allen, and Canterbury Park vice chairman Dale Schenian will be inducted into the Canterbury Park Hall of Fame this Sunday at the track.

Bred and raced in South Dakota before shipping to Minnesota, Little Bro Lantis was claimed from a race at Canterbury Downs in 1992. Under the care of trainer Merrill Scherer, Little Bro Lantis went on to pull off a 40-1 upset in the Grade 3 Stars and Stripes Handicap at Arlington in 1993, a year that racing was not conducted at Canterbury. Little Bro Lantis returned here when the track reopened for live racing in 1995 and dominated his rivals in the Canterbury Turf Classic, setting a turf course record for 1 1/16 miles that stands today.

Allen was named the track's announcer when Canterbury Park opened under its current management in 1995. Allen also works as the radio host for Vikings football and has a morning sports talk radio show on KFAN 1130 in Minneapolis.

Schenian has been a supporter of racing since Canterbury Downs opened in 1985. Schenian purchased and stood Minnesota's leading stallion North Prospect and continues to campaign a racing stable at Canterbury. Schenian's role in the management of Canterbury began in 1994 when he was instrumental in negotiations to purchase the facility and entered into a partnership with the Sampson family that successfully secured the facility from Irwin Jacobs, who had purchased the facility from Ladbroke Racing.

* The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association will host its annual yearling auction on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Canterbury Park. In a time change, the sale will now begin at noon. A parade of yearlings will be held the day before at 4:30 p.m. The catalog can be viewed at www.mtassoc.com or can be requested by calling 952-496-3770.