While in race training in 2011, Financiero was bitten by a brown recluse spider in the stifle. After being given a year off to heal, Financiero was brought back to the track but unfortunately the bite had taken its toll and he was unable to continue racing. He was retired responsibly to the OTRP in 2012.
A riding evaluation revealed he would not stay sound under saddle due to his stifle.
He became part of the permanent retiree herd in late 2012.