A "long" time ago i stumbled across "Pianoteq" that made effective use of damper pedal samples. I own The EastWest Boesendorfer 290 plugin as well as the old Steinberg The Grand and i miss the sound of pedals in both of then, particularly for one project I'm working on right now.
I tried Pianoteq as a demo and my plan is now to trigger this demo with a note-muted MIDI-track with only the pedal signal. But after the Demo expires, this would be it. As i don't want to buy a software just for pedal samples, an alternative would be some kind of triggering of my own pedal samples via some sampler like Kontakt but i couldn't get it to work. I didn't succeed to assign samples to the damper pedal (I think it was controller #64 ).