With racing becoming a popular sport, Frank Scotto's aim was to make Sedgefield a friendly, welcoming place, with top class facilities available to all Sedgefield's racegoers alike, at an affordable cost. Corporate entertaining became an important ingredient to most businesses, and as a successful businessman himself, Frank could see an area where Sedgefield could improve its facilities as well as its popularity.
1991 saw the opening of the Sedgefield Pavilion, which houses a public bar, Tote facilities, a restaurant and seven private entertaining suites. With the demand for corporate facilities growing, the Theakston Suite opened in 1995, which incorporates a public bar, Tote facilities and three entertaining suites.
Since Frank's untimely death in February 1996, Sedgefield racecourse has seen changes in all areas, a re-furbished Parade Ring/Winners Enclosure, a new Betting Ring, and in 1998 a state-of-the art Weighing Room Complex was constructed, with better facilities for Jockeys, Officials and Medical Staff. Also within the Complex is the modern Foster's Stand Public Bar with an eating area and two private suites.
Northern Racing seek to continuously improve the Racecourse and continue the fundamentals established by Frank Scotto.
Frank did not see all his dreams for Sedgefield come true, but despite his sad death, Sedgefield has carried on his promise to make racing a sport for everyone to enjoy and to continuously improve facilities.