06/28/2006 11:00PM

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Maryland third-crop sire Crowd Pleaser, who stood for $2,500 at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, died Tuesday in his paddock at 11 of acute cardiovascular collapse, the farm announced. The Pennsylvania-bred son of A. P. Indy and Creaking Board won the

Grade 3 Saranac Handicap and is the sire of the 2006 winner Yes Please.