07/20/2017 1:16PM

Chrome's brother, Faversham, on sidelines with shin soreness

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DEL MAR, Calif. – Faversham, a 2-year-old full brother to California Chrome, has gone to the sidelines with minor shin soreness and will get back to training in the fall, trainer Art Sherman said.

“He started to get a little shinny on me, and he’s a later foal than Chrome, so we’re giving him some time off at Harris Farm,” Sherman said.

Faversham was up to five furlongs in his workouts at Los Alamitos before the decision was made to give him time off. His last work was June 3, when he went five furlongs in 1:01.20.

Like California Chrome, Faversham is by Lucky Pulpit, was produced by the Not For Love mare Love the Chase, and was bred by Perry Martin and Steve Coburn. Faversham is an April 12 foal. California Chrome was born Feb. 18.

California Chrome spent his first spring at stud at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky and is currently doing Southern Hemisphere duty in Chile.

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Gary Stevens changes agents

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens said he is hiring his longtime friend, the former trainer Jason Orman, as his new agent, replacing Mike Ciani.

“Jason has been one of my closest friends for a long time,” Stevens said. “This is something we’ve talked about for a long time. Mike’s done a great job.”

Stevens finished seventh in the standings at the Santa Anita spring meeting that ended July 2 with 17 victories after returning from hip-replacement surgery.

Ciani booked mounts for Stevens at Del Mar for the first condition book, which covers the first two weeks of the meet. After that, any business Stevens has will be secured by Orman. Stevens rides Ashleyluvssugar in the Grade 2 Eddie Read on Saturday.

Ciani said he was informed of Stevens’s decision Tuesday. He was in the process of looking for a new rider to represent.