Unfuwain's other top performers include Bolas, Lahan, and Zahrat Dubai, both of whom were group I winners.
Unfuwain, a French champion and English group II winner whose major winners at stud included Alhaarth, Petrushka, and 2001 star Lailani, died Jan. 16 as a result of a neurological condition that developed at the end of the previous week. The 17-year-old stallion had been scheduled to cover a full book of mares at Nunnery Stud, which is a division of Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Estate Company Ltd.Unfuwain (Northern Dancer -- Height of Fashion, by Bustino) raced as a homebred for Sheikh Hamdan, winning six of 10 races and earning $489,367. Four of his five stakes wins came in group events, and he also placed in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I), In his sole start in France, he ran fourth in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) and was the nation's highest-weighted 3-year-old male at 11 to 14 furlongs.Unfuwain entered stud at Nunnery in 1990 alongside his classic-winning half-brother Nashwan. Alhaarth, a member of Unfuwain's early crops, was England's champion 2-year-old male of 1995 when unbeaten in five starts and a champion in Ireland at four. Petrushka, who was a group I winner in England, Ireland, and France, was champion in the first two countries. Lailani was a group I winner in England and Ireland last year before coming over to the U.S. to win the Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) in the fall.