Mischa Barton bound for Australia to attend the Melbourne Cup


It’s been a while since Mischa Barton graced our television screens as Marissa Cooper on The O.C., since then the actress has launched a successful handbag line and opened a boutique in London. Today it was announced that Mischa will attend the 2012 Emirates Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 6 November.

“I am so looking forward to being a guest of Emirates and the Victoria Racing Club at the Emirates Melbourne Cup,” said Ms Barton. “I am excited to visit Flemington racecourse and witness what I understand is an extraordinary fashion spectacle.

“Being of Irish decent, I’m sure I will feel right at home in the Emirates Marquee and I can’t wait to be involved in this world-famous event.”

After mingling with the Australian elite in the Emirates marquee, Barton will then join the VRC Chairman Michael Burn to watch the ‘race that stops a nation’TM in the Chairman’s Suite.

Boutros Boutros, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communication, Emirates Airline, said: “We are delighted to host Mischa Barton on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, as we celebrate Dublin, which earlier this year joined Emirates’ ever expanding global network.”

Joining Barton on her trip to Australia will be her boyfriend, London-based actor Sebastian Knapp. The pair will reportedly spend time at Emirates luxurious Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, located in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

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