Interview: SIMON WALTON Simon Walton left school devoid of qualifications after generally squandering his school days gambling. He soon saw the error of his ways and embarked on a Government YTS (Youth Training Scheme) where he learned computing skills. It wasn’t long before he started to amalgamate what he found was a natural aptitude for programming with his love of horse racing. Fast forward to now and he’s the creator and owner of the powerful Proform ratings system and form book. In this three-part interview Simon talks about his background, the origins of Proform, the ever evolving battle with the bookies and how the lazy punter can win without (too much) work. Meeting Simon Walton.
SIMON WALTON (part 1 of 3)
Simon Walton created and runs ‘Proform’. In part one of his interview he talks about leaving school with no qualifications, largely down to bunking off and gambling, honing his computer skills on a YTS, utilising computers to pick winners, turning £100 into £10,000 using a system that no longer works and the influence of Nick Mordin on modern-day pro-punters.
SIMON WALTON (part 2 of 3)
Proform’s Simon Walton talks about winning without work using the top rated horses, keeping winning accounts open and managing them, managing the workload, the life-span of systems and the perils of working from home.
SIMON WALTON (part 3 of 3)
In the third and final part Simon Walton of Proform explains how his ratings differ to Timeform. The value of Proform’s ‘Percentage of horses beaten’ to potential to transfer his rating system to other sports including Greyhound Racing, racehorse ownership, bad decisions in that sphere, working with Andy Gibson and the continuous strive to better Proform.