11/10/2017 4:24PM

With Distinction to stand in Korea

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Barbara D. Livingston
With Distinction has arrived in Korea, where he will spend the 2018 breeding season.

With Distinction, a regular presence near the top of Florida’s sire lists, has been sold to stand in Korea, beginning with the 2018 breeding season.

The 16-year-old son of Storm Cat arrived in Korea on Nov. 3, and previously resided at Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds in Florida, where he was advertised for $7,500 in 2017.

With Distinction has sired eight crops of racing age, with 318 winners and combined progeny earnings in excess of $23 million. His top runners include Grade 3 winner Distinctiv Passion, Grade 1-placed stakes winner Merit Man, and Grade 3-placed stakes winner Decisive Moment.

The stallion established his reputation in Korea with Nobody Catch Me, winner of the Group 3 Busan Mayor’s Trophy in 2014.

Bred in Kentucky by William S. Farish Jr., With Distinction is out of the unraced Alydar mare Extravagant Woman, whose seven winners from nine starters also includes Grade 2 winner Living Vicariously and Grade 1-placed Resort. He is from the family of Grade 1 winner Squander, Val’s Prince, and Goodbye Halo, Japanese Group 1 winner King Halo, Grade 2 winner Sightseeing, and Grade/Group 3 winners Serious Spender and Rosa Eterna.

With Distinction won six of 29 starts for earnings of $447,717, highlighted by a win in the Grade 3 El Conejo Stakes.