03/15/2013 4:30PM

Telling’s first foals born in Florida

Barbara D. Livingston
Telling, winner of back-to-back editions of the Sword Dancer Invitational, was represented as a young sire by his first foals this month.

Multiple Grade 1 winner and first-year sire Telling was represented by his first reported foal, a filly, on March 3 in Dunnellon, Fla.

Bred by Jan Cubbage, the filly is the seventh foal out of the Not For Love mare Dolly by Golly, who has produced four winners from five to race. The filly has already been named Notorious Flirt; she is owned by Alex and Mary Lieblong, who campaigned Telling.

A colt by Telling was foaled on March 10 at Hal Queen’s farm in Ocala. He is out of the Purge mare Perfect’s Lil Sis, dam of four winners from five to race.

Telling, a 9-year-old son of A.P. Indy out of the Grade 1-winning Deputy Minister mare Well Chosen, stands at HallMarc Stallions at Stonewall Farm in Ocala, Fla. for an advertised fee of $10,000.

Bred by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum’s Darley operation, Telling was a turf specialist during his racing career, winning six of 28 starts for earnings of $848,409. His two biggest victories came in the 2009 and 2010 editions of the Grade 1 Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

"We have eagerly anticipated the arrival of Telling's first foals, and the first ones are everything we could have asked for," said Lisa Simoff, HallMarc's director of client relations and out-of-state services. "We believe the sky is the limit for this exceptional young stallion. Racing is crying out for durability and soundness as well as brilliance and Telling provides just that."