O'Brien County

O'Brien County, Iowa

PO Box 340
Primghar, IA 51245
Phone: (712) 957-3045
Fax: (712) 957-3046
www.obriencounty.com

In northwestern IA; established Jan 15, 1851 from Cherokee County. Name Origin: For William Smith O'Brien (1803-64), leader of the Irish rebellion of 1848

Area (sq mi):: 573.25 (land 573.08; water 0.17) Population per square mile: 25.20
Population 2005: 14,414 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.60%; 1990-2000 -2.20% Population 2000: 15,102 (White 96.80%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 40.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,281; median household $35,758; Population below poverty level: 7.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,453-$26,575
Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 16.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Willie Mullins-trained six-year-old won the ultra-competitive Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival off a mark of 138 and has shown in two recent outings on the flat that he should be more than capable of giving his trainer a third win in four years in the marathon Queen Alexandra Stakes.
VINCENT O'BRIEN COUNTY HURD Y HURDLE 2m1f CH4 12 Calipto, Quick Jack, The Game Changer, 14 Arbre De Vie, Arzal, Communicator, Sempre Medici, Velvet Maker, Waxies Dargle, 16 bar 2.
Quick Jack has been engaged for the Coral Cup, the Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle and the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Hurdle.
DESPITE being 8-1 favourite with Paddy Power for the Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle, Katie T is highly likely to miss the Cheltenham Festival, according to trainer Kevin Prendergast, and instead wait for the Grade 1 mares' race at the Punchestown festival, writes David Jennings.
TRAINER Evan Williams believes Court Minstrel would have "a semblance of an each-way chance" in the Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle if he scrapes in at the bottom of the weights.
The five-year-old, who holds entries in the Coral Cup, Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle and Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle, is to wait for Aintree as he has a muscle problem.
Arrayan, who holds entries in the Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle and the Conditional Jockey's Hurdle contest named in honour of Martin Pipe, could set up another double bid with victory at the Esher track today.
He's still in the Champion Hurdle, but unlikely to run, and also the Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle.
Katie Walsh (brother of Ruby) has claims to being the Festival's First Lady this week after riding her second winner on Thousand Stars in the Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle.
05) in Friday's Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle.
Hue has the Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle as a potential port of call a week today and a sound run tomorrow could tempt connections to turn him out again quickly.
The seven-year-old was smart over the smaller obstacles, with the William Hill Handicap Hurdle and Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle at the Festival in safe-keeping over the last two seasons.