On October 31 and November 1, 2011, trainer Dick Peebles stood trial on two counts of sexual battery, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means, and one count of solicitation of a minor. A Bedford County jury found him not guilty on all five counts.

Peebles' attorney, Clay Parker, told Walking Horse Report, "This is the best possible verdict for Mr. Peebles, that 12 impartial people voted not guilty on all counts".