Woman's work

Updated: May 21, 2009, 1:59 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

The Preakness carried anthropomorphism to new heights.

"We won," a woman in front of me at the simulcast building said.

Anthropomorphism is the interpretation of an animal in human terms. One popular example is a dog that is treated like a member of the family -- like a male dog called a "boy."

In this instance, an animal as close as you could get to a "girl" won the Preakness.

I asked as many females who would talk to me at the simulcast venue which horse they had wagered ...

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