03/16/2012 4:17PM

Arienza will be bred to Tapit

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Arienza will be bred to Tapit this year, trainer Dan Peitz said Friday.

Arienza, the daughter of Horse of the Year Azeri and the runner-up in last year’s Fantasy, is to be bred to Tapit, trainer Dan Peitz said Friday. She was recently retired.

Arienza last raced Jan. 26 and was fifth in an allowance at Oaklawn. She had breezed back twice following the race, both bullets, a half-mile in 47.40 seconds on Feb. 17 and five furlongs in 1:00 on Feb. 26.

“Out of the [five-eighths work], she physically just didn’t seem happy,” Peitz said.

Arienza is currently based at Diamond A Farm in Versailles, Ky. She is a 4-year-old daughter of Giant’s Causeway and is owned by Robert and Lawana Low.