Meet The Team

Simon Holden:

Managing Director

Simon Holden grew up in Scarborough close to Malton and got the racing bug at 16 and 34 years later is still as in love with the game as ever.

He worked for Priceform magazine as their racing and golf correspondent before moving to become for over a decade Betfan’s senior tipster and columnist. He now works with 365 Digital Sports Ltd running the hugely successful YouTube Channel Holden's Horses.

Simons Role is to identify the right horses for the business that will make exciting syndicates. Place like minded individuals, communicate with them and the Trainer and HAVE FUN AND GO RACING.

His favourite courses are York in his native Yorkshire or his local tracks Ascot and Windsor. Each time a syndicate horse runs he will produce a card marker for the full day aiming to make it a fun and profitable day at the races. 

Karl Skow:

Director of Racing Operations

Entrepreneur Karl Skow was born in East Yorkshire but raised in Scarborough like Simon Holden. His parents ran a hugely successful pub where racing talk from Malton was always on the agenda.

Karl feels this is the perfect time for him to turn his attentions to the racing game and will bring a host of contacts in Malton and the North to the table. Karl will be the engine room of the business and will work with Trainers and owners to ensure they get the most out of their ownership experience. 

You will see him on course and at stable visits and you will find him great company despite his allegiance to Leeds Utd.