The first foal by El Nino was foaled Jan. 12 at Eddie Martin’s Martin Stables South near Reddick, Fla.
Out of Spicy Pearl, by Bet Big, the filly is a half-sister to Sir Bear, by Sir Leon, winner of 10 graded stakes including the Met Mile (gr. I), Cigar Mile (gr. I), and Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. I).
By Storm Cat out of Bay Harbor, by Forty Niner, El Nino is out of a half-sister to champion Boston Harbor.
El Nino stood his first season at Martin Stables South for $5,000. Owned by Eddie Martin, El Ninois standing in 2009 at Swifty Farms in Seymour, Ind., for a fee of $2,500.