Born on March 15, 1953, Geoffrey Stein was the co-owner of Preferred Equine Marketing and co-manager of both the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale and Tattersalls Mixed Sales.
A 1975 graduate of Brandeis University, Stein began his career in harness racing as a chart caller for Sports Eye newspaper on Long Island, New York, and later became the assistant editor. In 1981 he left Sports Eye to establish a stable for limited partnerships called Select Standardbred Inc. that concentrated on buying, selling and racing horses.
In 1988 Stein partnered with a colleague and purchased Preferred Equine Marketing, which soon became the industry’s leading sales agency. For a time, Stein co-managed the Garden State Sales Company and also the Tattersalls Sales Company when it was purchased by new owners. The Tattersalls Yearling Sale would eventually partner with Kentucky Standardbred to become the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.
Stein was among the owners of the great trotting Hall of Fame mare Moni Maker 7,1:52.1 ($5,589,256). Through Preferred Equine Marketing, Stein was also the syndicate manager for the stallion career of world champion Crazed 3,1:52.2 ($1,063,059).
Geoff Stein was a resident of Millwood, New York. He passed away on March 4, 2012.